The occupation of Austria in March 1938 was proof that Hitler would defy the Versailles treaty and turn to external aggression, but because Austria was inhabited by German-speaking people, France and Great Britain continued to hope that peace would be maintained and they refrained from any action which might suggest that it was time to prepare for war.
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