Definitions

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  • n. The political policy of endeavouring to regain lost territory.

Etymologies

From French revanchisme. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "revanchism," or taking back the political, moral, and economic ground at the country's core.

    WORLDMag.com

  • I'm pretty sure this is a reason I like Sons of Anarchy; I'm all about the revanchism, mothafucka.

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  • Walk a mile in Muslim sandals, and it's no surprise to find rage and revanchism.

    Clay Farris Naff: A Moment Of Opportunity For Muslims

  • Indeed, after the August coup, anxiety in many republics had come to focus on the prospect of Great Russian revanchism.

    The Return

  • Despite such revanchism, in the spring of 2009 Hamid declared another amnesty, this time pardoning some 170 prisoners who had been charged with endangering national security, including 35 Shias on trial for allegedly trying to overthrow the government.

    Iran's Bahraini Ambitions

  • Uninterested in any kind of balanced view, Senator Obama sounds exactly like a classic European nationalist, decrying the historic ills inflicted upon his own volk, blaming all of their problems on the crimes of others, denying that anyone has ever done them a good turn, and implicitly justifying a mood of revanchism.

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  • As long as right wing Southern revanchism keeps a veto on any possible betterment of the national direction, the struggle will continue to be at the nitwit level, which is what they want.

    Matthew Yglesias » Worthwhile Canadian Initiative?

  • But the extrapolation of this momentary Russian aggression into a grand theory of revanchism -- Ukraine's next!

    Enter Edmund Burke - Swampland - TIME.com

  • Crucial to this plan was reasonably generous treatment of the defeated Germany—both to forestall feelings of bitterness and revanchism that might poison postwar international relations, and to restrain the Old Diplomatic ambitions of Britain and France.

    How Wars end

  • He failed, and in the process helped ensure that the very things he feared most—revanchism and future war—would come to pass.

    How Wars end

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