Anschluss 🔊 (or surprise anschluss, or anschluß polskan) (Which translates to annexation or 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 in 1938. 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 (meaning 'time').
Anschlussed countryballs don't die. Anschlussed countryballs are wrapped somewhere inside the body of the countryball that anschlussed them. From time to time these countryballs revolt from inside the body in an attempt to gain freedom or they are rescued by another countryball that infiltrated in the body of whoever captured them. When that happens, the countrytangle begins to regress back to its normal form. This process is known as Balkanization.
There are anschluss forms for other countries.
Countryballs' anschluss modes
For others see here
- 8ball - Becomes a
Black Pantherballand anschlusses by sending many African immigrants to EUball for a sweet revenge.
- Armeniaball - Becomes
Ancient Armeniatangleand anschluss Artsakhball, Javakhetiball, Azerbaijanball, some part of Iranball, Iraqball, Israelcube, Palestineball, Lebanonball, Syriaball,some part of Turkeyball and to the most extreme case, would kill all Azerbaijanball and Turkeyball in the process.
- Austriaball - Becomes
Österreichtangleand anschluss Hungaryball, north Italyball, Czechiaball, Slovakiaball, southern Polandball, southwestern Ukraineball, Transylvania region of Romaniaball, Sloveniaball, Croatiaball, Bosnia and Herzegovinaball and north Serbiaball 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.
- Boliviaball - Becomes
Greater Boliviaball and anschlusses the coastline that Chile stole in the War of the Pacific, western Paraguayball, and Acreball from Brazilball
Brazilball - Becomes the Huetangleand hues his way to victory. Anschlusses French Guianaball and Uruguayball. May also anschluss Surinameball, Guyanaball, Paraguayball and Boliviaball, or even Portugalball.
- Bulgariaball - Becomes
Third Bulgaria Empiretangleand tries anschlussing the Balkans. Slav Macedonia will be directly removed, and depending on the situation, eastern Serbiaball, 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
- Canadaball - Adopts the Duality Flag. Anschlusses Alaskaball, Greenlandball and Icelandball and destroys Quebecball in the process.
- Chileball - Becomes
Chilewormand takes all the coasts or become
Chiletangleand Anschluss Peruball, Boliviaball or also Argentinaball
- Chinaball - Becomes the
People's Empire of Great Chinatangleand Anschlusses Taiwanball, Mongoliaball, Vietnamball, Malaysiaball and Tringapore.
- Colombiaball - Becomes
Gran Colombiatangleand anchlusses Panamaball, Venezuelaball and Ecuadorball. May also anschluss Guyanaball in the process.
- Cyprusball - Becomes
United CyprustangleAnschlusses all of Cypriot island, including Northern Cyprusball.
- Denmarkball - Becomes 2nd Kalmar Uniontangle and anschlusses Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland.
- EUball - Becomes the
Merkelreichtangle. Anschlusses all enclaved territories within the EU, plus Norwayball and Icelandball.
- Estoniaball - Becomes the
Nordic Estoniatangleand uses black magic to becomes a Nordic.
- Franceball - Becomes the
Third Napoleonic French Empiretangle. Anschlusses Belgiumball, Netherlandsball, Luxembourgball, Switzerlandball, western Germanyball, Andorraball, Cataloniaball and northern Italyball. Turns Croatiaball, eastern Germanyball and Polandball into vassal states. Also will anschluss former colonies such as Algeriaball, former territories of French West Africaball, French Equatorial Africaball, Vietnamball, Laosball, Cambodiaball, and Quebecball.
- Germanyball - Becomes
Reichtangle(Fourth Reich)anschlussing 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 Mittelafrika plan will also be re-enacted, thus allowing the Reich to anschluss central Africanballs such as DR Congoball and Cameroonball. The remainder of Franceball, Norwayball, Hungaryball, Croatiaball, Bosniaball, Serbiaball, Romaniaball, Moldovaball, Belarusball, Lithuaniaball, Latviaball and Ukraineball become puppet states. (Surprise Anschluss Polen!). However, Polandball may become Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealthtangle to defend himself, in which case an epic battle occurs.
- 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. Might even unite with Austriaball to form
- Indiaball - Anschlusses Pakistanball and Bangladeshball and becomes
Hindustangle. May also anschluss Sri Lankaball, NepalRawr, Bhutanball and in the most extreme case, Myanmarball and Afghanistanball to become.
- Israelcube - Anschlusses Palestineball and Sinai Peninsula. Becomes the Tesseractal
May also anschluss Lebanonball, Syriaball, Jordanball and some of Iraqball, Turkeyball and Egyptball to become Greater Israel that stretches from the Nile to the Euphrates
- ISISball- Becomes
ISIStangleand blows up everyones especially USAball, Russiaball, Israelcube, all EUball members, NATOball members and Saudi Arabiaball
- Italyball- Becomes
Rometangleand anschluss Portugalball, Spainball, Andorraball, Franceball, Sloveniaball, Switzerlandball, Croatiaball, Bosniaball, Albaniaball, Kosovoball, Montenegroball, Serbiaball, Greeceball, Romaniaball and Moldovaball. May also anschluss Libyaball, Ethiopiaball, Eritreaball , Somaliaball , Egyptball, and Tunisiaball and to the most extreme case, would anschluss Asia Minor.
- Iranball - Anschlusses all stans ( Afghanistanball, Tajikistanball, Turkmenistanball, Uzbekistanball, Kyrgyzstanball, Pakistanball, Kazakhbrick), Azerbaijanball and Armeniaball becomes
- Iraqball - Becomes
Neo-Babyloniatangle. Anschluss's Syriaball, Lebanonball, Israelcube, Palestineball, Jordanball, Northwest Saudi Arabiaball, Kuwaitball and Western Iranball
- Irelandball - Becomes
Irish Free Statetangle. Anschluss's Northern Irelandball and possibly Scotlandball or Walesball to form the
- 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, Pearl Harbour and Darwinball.
- Kazakhbrick - Becomes the
Kazakh Khanatesquare. Anschluss Uzbekistanball, Kyrgyzstanball, Turkmenistanball and Tajikistanball. And may anschluss Azerbaijanball, Afghanistanball and smashes Uyghurball in the process.
- Macedoniaball - Become
Macedontangle. Anschlusses part of Bulgariaball, Greeceball, Turkeyball, Egyptball, Iranball, Iraqball, Syriaball, Kuwaitball, Afghanistanball, Pakistanball and a part of Indiaball. And, he becomes a superpower.
- Malaysiaball- Become
Malaysiatangle. Anschluss Philippinesball, Tringapore, Bruneiball, Indonesian part of Borneo, Sumatra and Pattani region to all Thailandball.
- Mexicoball - Becomes
Mexican Empietangle. Anschlusses Californiaball, New Mexicoball, Texasball, Arizonaball, Nevadaball and all Central America (You can keep Utahball, Gringo, but they are mine!)
- Mongoliaball - Becomes
Mongolian Empiretangle and bring terror across the world. Directly anschluss Chinaball, South Koreaball, North Koreaball, Myanmarball, eastern Kazakhbrick and Russiaball east of Altaiball, inclusive of it. Turns Iranball, Afghanistanball, Tajikistanball, Turkmenistanball, Uzbekistanball, Kyrgyzstanball, western Pakistanball, Kazakhbrick, Azerbaijanball, Armeniaball, Iraqball, Turkeyball, Georgiaball, the remainder of Russiaball, Ukraineball and Moldovaball into puppets.
- Moroccoball - Becomes
MoroccotangleAnschlusses Western Saharaball, Ceutaball, Melillaball and Andalusiaball
- Netherlandsball - Anschluss's Belgiumball, Indonesiaball, Surinameball, South Africaball and Luxembourgball becoming the
- North Koreaball - Turns into
True Koreatangleand attempts to anschluss's South Koreaball to form a reunified juche Korea
- Northern Cyprusball - Becomes
True Cyprustangle. Anschlusses all of Cypriot island.
- Peruball becomes
Inca Empiretangleand anschlusses all of Ecuadorball, Colombiaball, Chileball, Boliviaball, Paraguayball, Argentinaball, Uruguayball, Some antarctic territories, Acreball, Venezuelaball, Falklandsball and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsball.
- Polandball - Anschlusses up Lithuaniaball, Kaliningradball, Belarusball, Latviaball, most of Estoniaball and Lvivball, Ivano-Franivskball, Ternopilball, Volynball and Rivneball Oblasts of Ukraineball, becoming
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealthtangle. Once becoming PLC, he gets SWEET REVENGE on Reichtangle and takes most of Germanyball beyond the River Elbe, alongside Czechiaball, Slovakiaball, and the Ukrainian oblast of Zakarpattiaball. (hahaha Polska stronk!)
- Philippinesball- Anschluss's all of ASEANball members, Palauball, Taiwanball and turns into KKKtangle.
- Quebecball - Becomes
New Francetangle. Gains full independence from Canadaball and anschlusses Newfoundland and Labradorball, New Brunswickball, Nova Scotiaball, Prince Edward Islandball, and possibly New Englandball.
- Romaniaball - Becomes
Greater Romaniatangle. Anschlusses Moldovaball, Crimeaball, Odessaball, parts of Ukraineball and northern Bulgariaball. Might even anschluss Romeball.
- Russiaball - Becomes
Tsartangle, Anschlusses Ukraineball, Belarusball, Kazakhbrick, Finlandball, Estoniaball, Latviaball, Lithuaniaball, Mongoliaball, Alaskaball, Polandball, Armeniaball, Azerbaijanball, Moldovaball, Romaniaball, Bulgariaball, Uzbekistanball, Kyrgyzstanball, Turkmenistanball, Georgiaball, Tajikistanball and Afghanistanball's clay.
- Sealandball - Uses black magic in order to get monies and relevance and becomes
Relevant Sealandtangle. Anchlusses UKball, Irelandball and Germanyball. May also anschluss Netherlandsball.
- Serbiaball - Becomes
Serbian Empiretangle or Yugoslaviatangle. Anschlusses Bosnia and Herzegovinaball, Croatiaball, Kosovoball, Macedoniaball, Sloveniaball, Bulgariaball and Albaniaball. Removes Kebab in the process.
- South Koreaball - Becomes
Korean Empiretangle. Attempts to Anschluss's North Koreaball and Jiandaoball becoming a reunified capitalist Korea.
- Spainball - Anschlusses all of its ex-colonies to form the
Spanish Empiretangleand/or also anschlusses Portugalball and possibly Brazilball and all of the remaining Portuguese ex-colonies to form the
- Swedenball- Becomes
Swedish Börktangle. Anschlusses Finlandball, Estoniaball, Latviaball and Saint Petersburgball to relive his imperial glory, spreading Minecraft throughout the World.
- Syriaball - Anschlusses southeast Turkeyball, Cyprusball, Lebanonball, Israelcube, Palestineball, Egyptball, north Sudanball, Iraqball, Kuwaitball, north Saudi Arabiaball and western Iranball to form the
- Taiwanball - Becomes
Qingtangle.Anschlusses Chinaball and Mongoliaball and becomes the unified Republic of Chinaball
- Thailandball - Anschluss Laosball, Cambodiaball and becomes
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, All Cypriot island, Kuwaitball, Bulgariaball, Greeceball, Albaniaball and Macedoniaball Also removes Armeniaball, and turns Romaniaball and possibly Moldovaball into vassal states.
- USAball - Uses the
manifest destinyto get more land and becomes
Muricatangle. 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, Japanball and Belizeball. Will also remove all 3balls, beat up the commies, spread freedom
and obesity, nuke North Koreaball, deport all Mexicans, and build a glorious wall in the process.
- Vietnamball - Becomes
Dai Vietangle. Anschlusses Cambodiaball, Laosball and southern Chinaball becoming Reunified Indochinaball. May also decide to re-humiliate USAball in the process.
- Pakistanball - becomes
Hyderabadtangle, gets Kashmir and anschlusses Indiaball and practically the rest of South east As- HOLY SWEET JESUS CHRIST HE TOOK OVER Russiaball ENTIRELY(HOW!?)! Anyway, HE TOOK OVER ALL OF SOUTHEAST ASIA!
- Palestineball - becomes independent and Anschlusses Israelcube
and Jordanballto become Palestinetangle
- Switzerlandball - becomes the Swiss Confederationtangle and takes over Liechtensteinball before revealing he took off his neutrality and conquering Austr- HOLY CRAP, HE JUST TOOK OVER Franceball AND Germanyball ENTIERLEY! He also got Austria.
- 🌌 Andromedaball - Anschlusses 🌌 Milky Wayball to become 🌌
- 6ball - Anschlusses Earthball and other planets.
- Black Holeball becomes Black Holetangle to Anschluss planets, stars, etc.
- Supermassive Black Holeball becomes Supermassive Black Holetangle to Anschluss planets, stars, etc.