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Noun1.irridentist - an advocate of irredentism
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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During the warm months of 1976 Hungarian-Americans demonstrated so vociferously that even National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft recognized an "'irridentist' tone." (125) Unintimidated, Congress renewed MFN.
Not only were they a powerful colonial power on the Thai doorstep, but they were an irridentist power as well, claiming the region of Laos that sits on the west bank of the Mekong as well as much of the Thai-Cambodian borderlands.
This led to irridentist claims of certain countries to parts of the territory of neighbouring states and to their support for ethnic movements.