Monday, February 20, 2017

Fact of the Day: Fatherland Front

The Fatherland Front was a political party (which claimed to be a unifying non-partisan movement) that was fascist and eventually took control of the Austrian government. The Nazis of Germany eventually came into conflict with the Fatherland Front. While they were both right-wing fascists parties/states, the Fatherland Front strongly opposed absorption into Germany. Austria lost its independence in 1938 and remained annexed until 1945. 

8 comments:

  1. You always educate me with your posts! I am intrigued by anything that has to do with history.

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  2. A case of both thinking they were best by the sounds of it

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  3. There were so many factions and Austria was not the resistant country as portrayed in The Sound of Music. This is interesting and so much more needs to be learned and understood.

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  4. Hitler was more Austrian than German so he was determined to bring Austria under his control.

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  5. Just happen to be reading a biography of an airman who was a prisoner of war.

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  6. The fatherland Front was fascist - interesting reading on it's organisation and aims but they were contrary to the aims of the Austrian corporal viz 'der Fuhrer". Adolf Hitler.
    We here in Australia have just had a three part documentary made by ( I think) a Canadian production team on the "drugs and hence madness of Herr Hitler.
    Should be compulsory viewing for Americans under the present situation. The facial similarities and at times utterances of Herr "Turnip Top" and Herr Hitler have remarkable similarities.
    Colin

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