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- n. A doctrine advocating annexation of foreign lands by a country with historic or ethnic links.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The system or political program of the Irredentists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
Imagine - short of actual, genuine irredentism, that is - continental countries spilling over into their neighbours on each other's maps the way the Hulk bursts out of his t-shirts (2).
And we offered the Soviet Union an opportunity to participate in a new security system based on a changed North Atlantic Alliance, seeking to address legitimate concerns with respect, so as to limit the likelihood of future irredentism.
This being said irredentism and the idea that apostasy to any religion is an affront to Allah do not contradict those points.
I joined the throngs and filed through the labyrinthine chambers and catacombs, past storyboards of a hippopotamus hunt, fowling in the marshes, dwarfs making jewelry, scenes of fishing, gardening, and farming, an ancient catalogue of harmonic balance that reverses the telescope from today's hardships and irredentism.
I am starting to feel a sort of anti-irredentism for California.
And thus, with one line, Jeff Singer connects the dots between the Vietnam dolchstoss legend and Likud irredentism, creating the perfect multicultural self-parody of right-wing asshattery.
Under Nasser, Egyptian nationalism was built on little more than pan-Arab irredentism and anti-Western and anti-Israeli sentiment.
Topping it all, one has to reckon with the Chinese irredentism.
And the sad fact is that the most important thing Israel's withdrawal from Gaza accomplished was to expose the fanatical irredentism that still lies at the heart of the Palestinian movement.
Note 17: The highest goal of Greek irredentism — the 'Grand Idea' (Megale Idea), entailed the recapture of Constantinople (Istanbul) from the Turks. back