Origin of irredentist
Examples from the Web for irredentism
Bulgaria, motivated mainly by irredentism, fought on the German side during both world wars.
Once again, as in the case of eastern Rumelia, irredentism was the Bulgarian motive for war.
The west shut its eyes tight and threw money at the bad spirits of irredentism and re-emergent communism.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
And irredentism is one of the worst political plagues for all the three parties who usually suffer from it.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference|Emile Joseph Dillon
The first motif is that of regional rivalry coupled with irredentism.
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Word Origin for irredentist
British Dictionary definitions for irredentism (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for irredentism
1882, member of Italian political party which (after 1878) demanded the annexation of neighboring Italian-speaking regions (Trieste, S. Tyrol, Nice, Corsica, etc.), from Italian Irredentista, from (Italia) irredenta "unredeemed (Italy)." Related: Irredentism.