Austria and Crimea Connection: 76 Years Ago This Week


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History Repeats Itself?

I recommend you read this article from Joel Rosenberg’s blog, Flash Traffic: History repeating? Putin annexes Crimea 76 years to the week after Hitler annexed Austria. Here’s an excerpt:

On March 13, 1938 — exactly seventy-six years ago this week — German dictator Adolf Hitler annexed Austria after sending Nazi military forces in to invade the country.

To give the illegal action a veneer of respectability, Hitler ordered a national referendum in Austria, and on April 10th, Austrians approved Hitler’s “Anschluss” (annexation) with a vote of 99.7% in favor.

Now, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has successfully launched his own “Anschluss” of Crimea. He sent Russian military forces in to invade the country. Then he orchestrated a national referendum in the southern Ukrainian region, and got a vote of nearly 97% in favor.

Please keep the Ukraine in your prayers!

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