irredentist

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irredentist

a person who favours the acquisition of territory that once was part of his country or is considered to have been
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Throughout the book, the author indicates that there was massive support for the country's irredentist agenda by citing newspaper editorials, polls, and letters while warning the reader not to take these sources at face value.
Now, the official rationale of the new legislation was to limit foreign interference in state affairs, but behind the decrees stood a growing fear that the questionable allegiances of these Italian clerks fueled the Irredentist movement in the city.
The US and NATO do not seem to have begun to consider what will be needed to separate Pakistan's foreign-policy objectives from the requirements of domestic cohesion, since irredentist agitation against India is part of the glue that holds Pakistan together.
And three of the small democracies (Cape Verde, Mauritius, and Sao Tome and Principe) are on islands, with no worries about secessionists or irredentists.
Rather than alienating his lovers from their culture, he employs multiple points of view and, through dream, fantasy, remembered history, and folktale, blurs distinctions not only between personae but between time periods in order to create a history of the dispersal of Creek Nation lands in the creation of the state of Oklahoma, the resistance by Creek irredentists led by Chitto Harjo, and Josh's realization that the way out of the boiling kettle, where he is stuck to Tar Baby--which, he realizes, is "an invented history, a history of invention" that white education has forced on him--is to "climb out, up over the words, and into a new story" where "Creek land was still waiting for us to take it back.
The Slavic Macedonian language is a close cousin of Bulgarian; irredentists in both countries consider Macedonia to be part of Greater Bulgaria.