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Annexationism is the desire to appropriate additional privileges, possessions or territories.[1]

Annexationism is related to irredentism, which is the desire of larger sovereign states to annex all or part of smaller states. The opposite of annexationism is separatism.


  1. ^ the OED defines the word only in terms of annexation: "advocacy of, or a policy aiming at, annexation". From annexation, sense c: esp[ecially] of attaching as an additional privilege, possession, or territorial dependency; appropriation". [1]