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Imagining a Greater Germany: Republican Nationalism and the Idea of Anschluss

Erin R. Hochman


This book looks at the questions of state- and nation-building in interwar Central Europe. Ever since Hitler annexed his native Austria to Germany in 1938, the term “Anschluss” has been linked to Nazi expansionism. The legacy of Nazism has cast a long shadow not only over the idea of the union of German-speaking lands but also over German nationalism in general. Due to the horrors unleashed by the Third Reich, German nationalism has seemed virulently exclusionary, and Anschluss inherently antidemocratic. However, as the text makes clear, nationalism and the desire to redraw Germany's boundarie ... More

Keywords: state-building, nation-building, Hitler, Central Europe, Third Reich, German nationalism, großdeutsch idea, Nazi ideas, nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501704444
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erin R. Hochman, author
Southern Methodist University