Chapter 2: The Anschuluss Accepted
By steadily increasing pressure on von Schuschnigg, he undermined Austrian hopes for rescue from the outside, convincing many Austrians and others that Anschuluss was inevitable. This quiet approach promised Hitler the likelihood that Austria would fall into his lap like an overripe apple. （想到“总有一天你会像熟透的果子那样落进我们怀里”……TvT，萌得泪流满面
The British government recognized Hitler's "special interest" in Austria and hoped that flexibility on this issue would enable the great powers to reach a general European settlement. Oliver Harvey, Anthony Eden's principal secretary, reiterated in Feburary 1938 what he had been long correct in assuming, namely, "that nobody would fight for Austria."
According to Cadogan, Austro-German union was inevitable, and he acutally chafed at Hitler's hesitation in "solving" the Austrian question. "I almost wish Germany would swallow Austria and get it over with ... what is the good of brandishing Austria under Hitler's nose when we can't do anything about it?"
I'm not broken