That changed during the time of Austrofascism
and National Socialism.
Yet the massive economic and political transformation of the 1930s--global economic crisis, Austrofascism
, the Nazi seizure of power in Germany including the acceleration of motorisation against the background of war preparations and the armaments industry --had an impact on the development of automobility in Austria.
The years of Austrofascism
and Nazism between 1934 and 1945 bled the Austrian liberal potential dry in the most horrific sense of the phrase.
The Austrian democracy of the twenties with its sharp divisions and conflict orientation and its brutal extinction through Austrofascism
had created a general feeling that one has to adhere strictly and without compromise to one side or the other in order to reach one's chosen targets.