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I am curious about Austrian slogan "Bis in den Tod! Rot-Weiss-Rot! Österreich!", usually rendered in English as "Red-White-Red until we are dead!", where "Red-White-Red" refers to the colors of the Austrian flag.

The slogan was made famous by the Austrian chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg's defiant speech against the Anschluss. However, it seems to be a rather generic slogan to be associated to this situation only - I would expect that that it has broader meaning in the context of Austrian nationalism. More specifically:

  • Had the slogan been used before the Schuschnigg's speech, by whom and what it was supposed to mean then?
  • Had it had extensive use in the aftermath of the Anschluss?
  • How is it perceived today? - while being an anti-Nazi slogan, it is clearly a nationalist one (Schuschnigg himself was a religious conservative with dictatorial powers).
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    Perhaps include: 'And has it been used in other contexts, like soccer'? [Top-hit when searching on the net for me] Sep 7 at 9:08
  • @LangLangC I think Google tailors its search results by country - I didn't see this one, but rather an old book on Anschluss and then the WIki artcile on Schuschnigg. Soccer fans are known to have their own political biases though. Sep 7 at 9:21
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    And I didn't use Google… (Flag this one as obsolete at any time convenient) Sep 7 at 9:43
  • @MCW is it better now? Sep 7 at 11:30
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    @RogerVadim - Someone could do a really ... kickin ... book on the historical intersection of soccer and politics.
    – T.E.D.
    Sep 7 at 12:59

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