- May 2014
The DNVP also consented to Nazi Germany.Caprivi would have been right if he'd chosen different balls to juggle.
I don't think it's fair to call Hitler inclusive by any means but it's worth noting that as a dictator(albeit whose dictatorship was technically democratically sanctioned 4 years at a time) he didn't have to worry about the composition of the Reichstag. He also came from said Catholic land and had personal motivations to acquire it. While the Centre Party were the Imperial Germans greatest or second greatest domestic foe, the Centre Party will always have the dishonor of being the only German party(and it's probably the party my ancestors voted for)to consent to the creation of Nazi Germany(in exchange for religious concessions).
Also, Yes, Hitler's Catholic origins did in fact make him sentimental for Austria. Also, due to him being both a nominal Catholic and a Pan-German nationalist, Hitler was able to appeal to both Catholic and Protestant Germans--albeit with this being easier for him to do due to his totalitarian power. What Imperial Germany really needed if it was going to complete the Greater Germany plan would have been some way to appeal to Catholics. Make them feel included in the German Reich instead of being hostile towards them. For instance, by appointing some prominent Catholic ministers--albeit not too many in order not to piss off the Protestants.