863.00/860: Telegram

The Chargé in Austria (Kliefoth) to the Secretary of State

19. The futile Socialist revolt can now be considered as crushed, their failure to enlist popular sympathy has doomed their cause. The Government’s unusually vigorous and efficient suppression of the uprising has greatly restored confidence in the Chancellor, which he sorely needed. Dollfuss policy hereafter will be [to] fight on the only remaining front, the Nazis, who remained completely in the background and are cowed by the events.