List of irredentist claims or disputes

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Not all territorial disputes are irredentist, although they are often couched in irredentist rhetoric to justify and legitimize such claims both internationally and within the country.

Prominent irredentist disputes (by area)[edit]

Prominent irredentist disputes during the past century have included:

Europe (continuing to the modern day)[edit]

Due to conflicting definitions of "ethnic Russian", "Russophone" and "Slavic" in the understanding of Russian irredentism, the three categories form more of a spectrum than distinct senses.

Europe (historical)[edit]


Middle East[edit]

South and Central America[edit]

North America[edit]


See also[edit]


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