1935 or 1957?

Drawing parallels between the current situation in the Crimea and the reincorporation of the Saarland into Germany is unavoidable: in both cases a plebiscite with overwhelming support for reincorporation was followed by the actual moving of borders.

The question is, however, are we looking today at a situation like the first reincorporation of the Saarland in 1935 (followed by the occupation of the Rheinland in 1936 and the annexation of further ethnic German territories in 1938/39, all part of a design aimed at further conquests) or will it be more like the second reincorporation in 1957 (with the result that France and Germany started to peacefully coexist again)?

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