Revanchism  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Revanchism (from Template:Lang-fr, "revenge") is a term used since the 1870s to describe a political manifestation of the will to reverse territorial losses incurred by a country, often following a war or social movement. Revanchism draws its strength from patriotic and retributionist thought and is often motivated by economic or geo-political factors. Extreme revanchist ideologues often represent a hawkish stance, suggesting that desired objectives can be achieved through the positive outcome of another war.

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