After the end of the First World War at the end of 1918, the Habsburg Empire, which originally controlled the vast Central and Eastern Europe, disintegrated. With the support of the Allied Powers, the various nations of the empire established many emerging countries. The German gathering area also announced the establishment of the "Republik DeutschÖsterreich" (Republik DeutschÖsterreich), highlighting their characteristics as a German nation, but for the people of this emerging country, this small republic is only a transitional measure, Austria and Bohemia.
The Germans actually hope that in the future, the ultimate merger with Germany will be possible. However, under the leadership of France, in the photo retouching service Treaty of Saint Germain (Staatsvertrag von Saint Germainen Laye / Treaty of Saint Germainen Laye) signed in 1919, not only the idea of German-Austrian merger was rejected by the Entente, even the Bohemian German The human settlements were also forced to be separated from the Austrian domain and included in the territory of the newly established Czechoslovak Republic (Note), as for the Austrian Germans, under the arrangement of the Allied Powers, they were forced to use the newly established Austrian Republic as a new Austrian Republic.
Citizens act in the world. Nonetheless, Austria's German identity persists, and it refers to itself by other terms of similar nature. Therefore, during the "First Republic" of Austria from 1919 to 1938, the self-identity of the Austrian people appeared successively by several titles: in addition to the Austrian Germans, which were used as always, there were also the so-called "Pan-Germans" (Alldeutschen). Appellations such as "Reichdeutschen" or "Reichdeutschen" were used because of the helplessness of the international community to prevent the merger of Germany and Austria. The Weimar Republic and the First Austrian Republic formed a loose German confederation