Another fascinating POD ITTLHitler frowned. “Do I have allies in there, Franz? Tell me the truth.”
“A fifth, perhaps even a quarter of the rank-and-file will follow you with little to no convincing. As for the Central Committee, I think only Seyss-Inquart will back any power play you try to make. Pfrimer arrived from Styria two days ago. He brought sixty of his Heimwehr along with him. Pfrimer wanted me to convey he will follow any order you give, especially if it involved storming the Hold and…”
Hitler knew he looked annoyed but couldn’t help it.
“If I take power through force I am going to have to contend with upstarts trying to take my position, mimicking my success. Besides, the Front is too static, stiff. It is entrenched in its own morality. If we are to lead Austria in the direction we know it must embark upon, we must be both fluid and firm in ideology, tactics and implementation.”
“Another direction?” Olbrecht queried, not in dismay but in curiosity.
“I do not feel National Liberalism is the way forward anymore.”
If Hitler went with the National Liberals by storming the Hold and everything
They are the past, I am the future.”
Well you sure are riding that shounen protagonist energy, huh Hitler?We are the phoenix that will heal the Vaterland’s woes. We are the future.”
Now where have I seen this speech before...
He did it! He said the thing!“To the future, Franz.”
“To the future… mein Führer.”
Soberb writing, you never disappoint