- n. A member or supporter of the Italian party after 1878 which called for the recovery of all Italian-speaking territories subject to other countries.
- From Italian irredentista, from (Italia) irredenta ‘unredeemed Italy’. (Wiktionary)
“He was a political general, however, a partisan of Zanardelli, who had been the most insistent rival of Crispi at the formation of a ministry in 1893, and he had been Zanardelli's candidate for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, his nomination having been protested against by Austria on the well understood ground that he was an Irredentist, that is, in favor of taking the Tyrol from Austria.”
“Particular reference is made to the so-called "Irredentist" lands, whose people want to be under”
“Irredentist claims by Morocco and Mauritania were brought before the International Court of Justice, which ruled in favor of the Sahrawis 'right to self-determination.”
“After his marriage with the countess Elena Sizzo of Trent, he permitted the Irredentist agitation to carry the country to the verge of a war with Austria.”
“The Irredentist propaganda naturally increased the rancor which Austria felt toward the Italians over whom she had recently despotized.”
“And when the chairman announced that the next speaker was to be the Italian Irredentist deputy,”
“Irredentists of to-day -- and, since Italy entered the war, virtually the entire nation has subscribed to Irredentist aims and ideals -- dream of an Italy whose northern frontier shall be formed by the main chain of the Alps, and whose rule shall be extended over the entire eastern shore of the Adriatic.”
“His men, however, told the Austrians that it was he, and this they did because they said that he and his Irredentist party were to blame for the War.”
“They did not settle the Irredentist problem; above all they made no appreciable improvement in Italy's military frontier; finally, they did not offer adequate compensation for the freedom of action Austria would enjoy in the Balkans.”
“A stable condition of accord between Austria and Italy, he said, could be effected only by satisfaction of the old Irredentist formula, "Trent and Trieste.”
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