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irredentism

i ruh den ti zuhm

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

  • Even when irredentism does not lead to open conflict between countries, it tends to cause misery and injustice within them.
  • But in the long run, the casualties of Likud irredentism will include David Ben-Gurion's ideal of Israel as "a light unto the nations," perhaps even the viability and credibility .
  • The Yugoslavs claim that Italy is asserting sovereignty over Zone B under pressure from "neoFascist irredentism.
Quotes

  • Robert Fico in Politics.hu
    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...
  • Nicholas Burns in Makfax
    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.
  • Stephen Cohen in Times of India
    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...

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