Austria's diminutive dictator


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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 7 (July 2009), p. 41-47


A right-wing Catholic who crushed all his rivals, Engelbert Dolfuss fought hard to maintain his young republic's independence. A.D. Harvey looks at the life of the tiny patriot of peasant stock who stood up to Hitler and asks what might have happened had he not been assassinated during the early days of the Nazi era