irredentism irredentism  /ˌɪ rə ˈdɛn tɪ zəm/


  • (n) the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related


  1. Even when irredentism does not lead to open conflict between countries, it tends to cause misery and injustice within them.
  2. The result of an epidemic of irredentism might be not merely political chaos but even war.
  3. It is that Zionist irredentism that distinguishes Begin from all preceding Israeli Premiers, and it is that policy that could make peace unattainable as long as he is in office.

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  1. Speaking in Devin on Sunday, Fico said that "protection of the Slovak state language must be the first pillar of every Slovak government's programme. It is namely the way to defend oneself from the dangerous irredentism that has been breathed from...
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Robert Fico Source:

  2. Burns said the US and EU will try to calm down the "forces of irredentism and violence" as part of structure of politics in the Balkan.
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: Nicholas Burns Source: Makfax

  3. "In the long run the obstacles may be insurmountable, but India needs to resolve not just Kashmir but Pakistani irredentism in order to manage its own complex relationship with China and its own troubled regions," says Stephen Cohen of the...
    on Jan 4, 2010 By: Stephen Cohen Source: Times of India

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