Anschluss 🔊 (or Surprise Anschluss, or Anschluß polskan) (Which is translate to English said Connection) is a running gag in the Polandball universe used to describe a countryball becoming a rectangle with small eyes (the "Anschluss eyes") before proceeding to invade and/or annex another countryball.
Historically, it refers to the Nazi annexation of Austria duing WWII. The most common example of this is Germanyball becoming Reichtangle. Anschluss can also be used to describe a countryball with dominance in a certain skill.
Countryballs usually say Anschluss in a typewriter font like
here (Courier New) The phrase is infrequently followed by zeit.
There are anschluss forms for other countries.
Countryballs' anschluss modes
For others see here
- 8ball - Becomes a
- Austriaball - Becomes
Österreichtangleor merges with Hungaryball to become
- Australiaball - Adopts Eureka flag and anschluss whole Oceania to become
- Argentinaball - Becomes
Second Argentine Confederationtangle.Removes Paraguayball, Uruguayball, Falklandsball, Boliviaball and possibly Chileball by anschlussing.
- Brazilball - Becomes the
Brazilian Empiretangleand anschluss every south american nation.
- Bulgariaball - tries anschlussing the Balkans. Macedoniaball will be directly removed, and depending on the situation, parts of Serbiaball (Bosilegrad and Dimitrovgrad), Greeceball (Greek Macedonia and the Western Thrace) and Turkeyball (Eastern Thrace and greater Istanbul/Constantinople) will be anschlussed.
- Californiaball - Secedes from USAball and anschlusses Nevadaball and attempts to anschluss Hawaiiball.
- Cambodiaball - becomes
Khmertangleand rides elephant to victory
- Canadaball - Adopts the Duality Flag. Anschluss's Alaskaball, Greenlandball and Icelandball and destroys Quebecball in the process.
- Chileball - Becomes
Chilewormand takes all the coasts.
- Chinaball - Becomes the
People's Empire of Great Chinatangleand Anschlusses Taiwanball and Tringapore.
- Croatiaball- Anchlusses Bosniaball and becomes Independent State of Croatiaball
- Cyprusball - anschlusses all of Cypriot island, including Northern Cyprus.
- EUball - Becomes the
Merkelreichtangle. Anschlusses all enclaved territories within the EU.
- Franceball - Becomes the
Third Napoleonic French Empiretangle. Anschlusses Belgiumball, Netherlandsball, Luxembourgball, Switzerlandball, western Germanyball, Andorraball, Cataloniaball and northern Italyball
- Germanyball - Becomes the
Fourth Reichanschlussing Austriaball, Alsaceball, Denmarkball, Luxembourgball, Netherlandsball, Belgiumball, Polandball , Czechiaball, Liechtensteinball, Kaliningradball and possibly Sloveniaball, Switzerlandball and South Tyrolball or else Naziball rises from Hell. May anschluss Namibiaball during the process, and turn Slovakiaball into a vassal state. The remainder of Franceball, Norwayball, Hungaryball, Croatiaball, Bosniaball, Serbiaball, Romaniaball, Moldovaball, Belarusball, Lithuaniaball, Latviaball and Ukraineball become puppet states. (Surprise Anschluss Polen!) nine
- Greeceball - Becomes
Byzantinetangleand anschlusses Macedoniaball, Turkeyball, Cyprusball, Akrotiri and Dhekeliaball, Northern Cyprusball and Albaniaball
- Hungaryball - becomes
Magyartangleand anschlusses Slovakiaball, Transylvaniaball, Croatiaball, Bosniaball, Burgenland of Austriaball, the Vojvodina region of Serbiaball and Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraineball
- Indiaball - Anschlusses Pakistanball and Bangladeshball and becomes
Hindustantangle. May also anschluss Sri Lankaball, NepalRawr, Bhutanball and in the most extreme case, Myanmarball and Afghanistanball.
- Indonesiaball - Becomes
Majapahitangle. Anschluss's Bruneiball, East Timorball, and Philippinesball
- Israelcube - Anschluss's Palestineball and Sinai Peninsula. Becomes the Tesseractal
- Italyball - Becomes
SPQRtangleand anschuluss Portugalball, Spainball, Franceball, Sloveniaball, Switzerlandball,
- Iranball - Anschlusses Afghanistanball, Tajikistanball, Turkmenistanball, Uzbekistanball, Kyrgyzstanball, Pakistanball, Kazakhbrick, Azerbaijanball and Armeniaball becomes
- Japanball - Becomes the Second
Japanese Empiretangle. Anschlusses South Koreaball, North Koreaball, Taiwanball, Manchurian and coastal territories of Chinaball, the Sakhalin Oblast (definitely) and Outer Manchuria of Russiaball, Philippinesball, Vietnamball, Laosball, Cambodiaball, Thailandball, Myanmarball, Malaysiaball, Bruneiball, Tringapore, Indonesiaball, East Timorball, Papua New Guineaball, Palauball, Solomon Islandsball.
- Malaysiaball - Become
Malaysiatangle. Anschluss Philippinesball, Tringapore and Pattani region of Thailandball.
- Mexicoball - Become Third
Mexican Empireball. Anschlusses Californiaball, New Mexicoball, Texasball, Arizonaball and Nevadaball.
- Mongoliaball - Becomes
- Moroccoball - Anschlusses Western Saharaball
- Netherlandsball - Anschluss's Belgiumball, Indonesiaball, Surinameball, South Africaball and Luxembourgball becoming the
- New Zealandball - becomes
- Nordicballs - Blanda up in Scandinaviaball
- North Koreaball - Turns into
True Koreatangleand attempts to anschluss's South Koreaball to form a reunified juche Korea
- Northern Cyprusball - Anschlusses all of Cypriot island.
- Polandball - Anschlusses up Lithuaniaball, Kaliningradball, Belarusball and the Lviv, Ivano-Franivsk, Ternopil, Volyn and Rivne Oblasts of Ukraineball, becoming
- Portugalball - Anschluss's all its ex-colonies to form the
- Romaniaball - Becomes
Romatangle, or anschlusses Moldovaball and the Chernivski and Odessa (Specifically the budjak/former Ismail Oblast if not in fascist mode) Oblasts of Ukraineball to become
- Russiaball - Becomes
Tsartangle, Anschlusses Ukraineball, Belarusball, Kazakhbrick, Finlandball, Estoniaball, Latviaball, Lithuaniaball, Mongoliaball, Chinaball, Alaskaball, Polandball, Armeniaball, Azerbaijanball, Turkeyball, Moldovaball, Romaniaball, Bulgariaball, Macedoniaball, Greeceball, Uzbekistanball, Kyrgyzstanball, Turkmenistanball, Tajikistanball, Turkeyball, Iranball and Afghanistanball's clay.
- Senegalball - Anschlusses Gambiaball
- South Koreaball - Attempts to Anschluss's North Koreaball becoming a reunified capitalist Korea.
- Spainball - Anschluss's all its ex-colonies to form the
Spanish Empiretangleand/or also anschluss's Portugalball and possibly Brazilball and all remaining Portuguese ex-colonies to form the
- Swedenball - Becomes
Somali-Swedish Caliphatangleand anschlusses Finlandball
- Taiwanball - Anschluss's Chinaball and becomes the unified Republic of Chinaball
- Thailandball - Anschluss Laosball, Cambodiaball becaming the
Siamtangle. May also anschluss the Shan State of Myanmarball, the Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah and Perlis States of Malaysiaball, and parts of Vietnamball.
- Turkeyball - Becomes
OttomantangleAnshluss's Syriaball, Iraqball, Lebanonball, Israelcube, Jordanball Saudi Arabiaball, Kuwaitball, Bulgariaball, Greeceball, Albaniaball and Macedoniaball Also removes Armeniaball, and turns Romaniaball and possibly Moldovaball into vassal states.
- UKball - Becomes the
Second British Empiretangle. Anschluss's All Ex colonies.
- USAball - Uses the
Manifest Destinyto get more land. May anschluss parts or all of the following: Canadaball, Greenlandball, Cubaball, Mexicoball, Icelandball, Bahamasball, Liberiaball and all of the Trust Territories. May also anscluss Saint Pierre and Miquelonball, Bermudatriangle, Turks and Caicosball, Cayman Islandball, Jamaicaball, British Virgin Islandsball, Guatemalaball and Belizeball in the process.