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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On both sides hostile neighbours-India and Afghanistan pursued irredentist claims.
Once independent, it had to make do with skeletal civil services, seven million traumatised refugees, no industrial base, a small ill-equipped military, and hostile neighbours on both sides with irredentist claims.
Should Cambodian peace now be endangered by allowing a populist, racist, irredentist, violent and bellicose opposition to carry out its seditious projects?
Since then the new government controlled the country with an iron hand, giving great importance to the irredentist project of 'Great Somalia'.
Its leaders must ensure that its ranks are not be infiltrated by Afghan and other irredentist states PTM remained a negligible student organisation since its inception in 2014.
Greece has asked Macedonia to change its name and to revise its constitution to exclude what it says are "irredentist" references denoting territorial ambitions.
His quick clarification punctured the suddenly revived aspirations of the fissiparous forces and irredentist ambitions that had been buried by the resolution of the tricky issue of provincial autonomy in the 1973 Constitution and 18th Amendment.
The name should not have irredentist elements and should be compounded with a geographical determinant, with an adjective and a limitation that Greek Macedonia is not in question, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias at the promotion of the book "The Macedonian Question".
Consider if he had faced something like what we have in Northern Kenya, for example, with its seemingly irreconcilable and deadly clan rivalries; vicious cattle raids sanctioned by ancient traditions; the pervasively irredentist mindset of some of our pastoralist tribes; the easy availability of AK-47 rifles from neighbouring states, etc.
No one in Greece seriously believes in the story of the irredentist aspirations of Macedonia, so we can not ask anyone in Britain to believe in it.