Austrian Anschluss referendum, 1938
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A referendum on the Anschluss with Germany was held in Austria on 10 April 1938, alongside one in Germany. The referendum was rigged, and on the ballot paper the box to tick in favour of the Anschluss was twice the size of the one for voting against. The result was reported as 99.73% in favour, with a 99.71% turnout.
The referendum question was:
Do you agree with the reunification of Austria with the German Reich that was enacted on 13 March 1938 and do you vote for the list of our leader Adolf Hitler?
|Source: Direct Democracy|
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