posted by Gina .
What does irredentism mean?
I keep looking up definitions and they are all very complicated. Could you give me a simple meaning please. Thanks
From the Wikipedia
"irredentism is any position advocating annexation of territories administered by another state on the grounds of common ethnicity and/or prior historical possession, actual or alleged."
When the US "annexed" the Texas territory based on the fact that it was being settled by Americans, that would be irredentism