European Unionism clashed with brown-turning-black nationalism and irredentism.
And irredentism is one of the worst political plagues for all the three parties who usually suffer from it.
The west shut its eyes tight and threw money at the bad spirits of irredentism and re-emergent communism.
Once again, as in the case of eastern Rumelia, irredentism was the Bulgarian motive for war.
The first motif is that of regional rivalry coupled with irredentism.
Bulgaria, motivated mainly by irredentism, fought on the German side during both world wars.
1882, member of Italian political party which (after 1878) demanded the annexation of neighboring Italian-speaking regions (Trieste, S. Tyrol, Nice, Corsica, etc.), from Italian Irredentista, from (Italia) irredenta "unredeemed (Italy)." Related: Irredentism.