irridentism


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Synonyms for irridentism

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

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In 1989, the present author personally witnessed the force of Hungarian irridentism, the desire for the recovery of lost territories.
If ethnic Hungarians could not find employment in the Foreign Office or Department of Defence, Hungarian irridentism might be a factor.
(119) For further information on Hungarian irridentism, see Miklos Zeidler, Ideas on Territorial Revision in Hungary, 1920-1945 (Wayne, NJ, 2007).
The historical baggage that governments have over time continued to carry consists of suspicion of continued Thai irridentism that was expounded in the 1940s.