Origin of Anschluss
Examples from the Web for anschluss
After the Russian anschluss in Crimea last week, people around the world are asking themselves uneasily: How far will Moscow go?Putin’s Dream of Empire Doesn’t Stop at Crimea, Or Even Ukraine|Oleg Shynkarenko|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sound or not, Kennedy became ambassador in 1938, the year that Germany marched into Austria to create the Anschluss.“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life|Jacob Heilbrunn|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The word "Anschluss" seems hardly to imply so complete a union as was afterwards aimed at by the German party in Vienna.The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany|C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice
Word Origin for Anschluss
1924, from German Anschluß, "connection; addition; junction," literally "joining, union," from anschließen "to join, annex," from an "at, to, toward" + schließen "to shut, close, lock, bolt; contract" (a marriage); see slot (n.2). Specifically the proposal to unite Germany and Austria, accomplished in 1938.