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Revanchism

 

a policy of the chauvinistic circles of a country that has been defeated in war, aimed at preparing for a new war under the pretext of restoring the prewar boundaries and the prewar system of interstate relations.

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One spoke of "Neocon vampires C* blood-thirsty Islamophobes C* think tank irredentists C* [Indian] revanchists C* planning another dismemberment, so that they [can] continue their blood-fest in C* Afghanistan." Strong words, particularly when compared to US Defense Secretary Robert M.
For a while it became a battle of signs and flags: SOS waved Old Glory and held signs saying "No to Reconquista," "No to Aztlan," "No to Illegal Immigration," "Stop Illegal Alien Invasion," "Assimilate or Vacate." Revanchists waved Mexican flags but also displayed one American flag, which they promptly threw to the ground and stomped on, cheering wildly.
Incredibly, Mayor Lozano blames Joseph Turner for the actions of the Mexican revanchists, including the injuries suffered by Dottie Dalton.
The most significant news from the election to the Duma was the Russian people's support for the nationalist revanchist agenda.
In terms of Russian domestic policy, the revanchist idea can be summarized as restoration of state control over key sectors of the economy, state supervision over them, and expansion of the redistributive functions of the state.
The fierce demands for civil order that increasingly defined revanchist New York in the 1990s were also savaged in the media.
On August 19, 1991, all freedoms obtained through the new law were suspended by the revanchist coup mounted by old-line communist bureaucrats who realized they were losing power rapidly.
Memories of Nazi depredations, evoked by the actions of noisy revanchists on the German right, also disturb the Czechoslovaks and above all the Poles.
I will protect the country from irresponsible populists, even though they have entered into a secret alliance with counter-reformers and revanchists," Petro Poroshenko said, noting that corrupt fugitives generously pay money stolen from Ukrainians to some professional fighters for the "people's happiness".
It's elite power, not people power Binay, his Cojuangco cronies and the GMA (Gloria MacapagalArroyo) revanchists are up to," Bello said.
Belittling the protests by saying that they are composed of revanchists and thugs is delusional.
Separatists and revanchists united and took advantage of weakness of power.