revanchism

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From French revanchisme.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈvan(t)ʃɪz(ə)m/

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revanchism (uncountable)

  1. The political policy of endeavouring to regain lost territory.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 233:
      Fleury had correctly grasped the wisdom of forestalling possible Austrian revanchisme over Lorraine, while France's biggest international problems emanated form England [...].
    • 2011, Simon Jenkins, The Guardian, 10 Nov 2011:
      The EU lobby may have cobbled together institutions for a united states of Europe, but it was a fool's errand, and one that could only play into the hands of German revanchism.

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