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"Irredentism is an international relations term advocating the annexation of territories administered by another on the grounds of ethnicity and or prior historical possession. Here are some recent examples of irredentist claims by two or more parties"
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This island is within sight of the Chinese mainland province of Fujian, is heavily fortified and was the focus of international tension in the 1950s and 60s.
Seized by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II these four islands form part of an island chain that are claimed by Japan as part of their Northern Territories.
Two remote areas in the Himalayas were seized by China in a short border war with India in which year?
The inhabitants of these islands are mainly farmers and are descendents of the current administering power. Ownership of the islands is disputed by a neighboring power which staged an invasion leading to war in 1982.
South Orkney islands
During one of the many Middle East wars/conflicts over the past 60 years, Israel seized an area of land it calls the Golan Heights from neighboring Syria. Which war was this?
1948-49 War of Independence
1969-70 War of Attrition
1973 Yom Kippur War
1967 Six Day War
A force of South Vietnamese marines was ousted by the Chinese from this group of islands in the South China sea after a naval gun battle in 1974.
The ownership of 25sq km of land at the foot of Mt Hermon and known as the Shebaa farms is disputed by which countries?
Palestine and Israel
Israel and Syria
Israel and Lebanon
Syria and Lebanon
The sparsely populated territory known as the Western Sahara is occupied by a neighboring country. This occupation is contested by the Polisario Front an indigenous resistance movement supported by another nearby country. Which country occupies the Western Sahara?
The Spratly Islands are a widely scattered collection of reefs and low lying islands in the South China Sea. Their ownership is disputed by which of these neighboring countries?
China and Taiwan
All six of them
Malaysia and Brunei
Philippines and Vietnam
The area of Alsace Lorraine in eastern France has changed hands how many times during the 19th and 20th centuries?
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