In the history of a very long time there was a needdescribe the political manifestation of an insistent desire to regain lost territory of the country. Therefore, the term "revanchism" was introduced, which includes motivating such actions not only patriotic, but also economic factors of influence.
Definition of this concept can be given quiteclear. This is the desire of countries, social or party groups to reconsider the results of political or military losses inflicted on them. But if the term "revenge" has a fairly neutral color, then the concept of "revanchism" has a negative connotation. Such an action can not be applied to all loser states, but only to those who initiated an unjust but active aggression.
Revanchism is a political action, the beginningwhich consists in concealing or diminishing responsibility for the country's own aggressive actions, but ends up with a complete denial of involvement and guilt. Then, there may be calls for a new military battle to be unleashed to win back the territories lost in the course of the previous battle, political significance or restore the old system of relations between states.
Revanchism is a policy that, in the absence of restraining forces, can become the ideology of the country and the basis of the state system.
Revanchism is the term that was first used in France, after its desire to regain the territory of Alsace-Lorraine, which went to German rule after the war.
Similar actions were observed from Hungary. The country after the First World War wanted to re-examine the boundaries of its territory.
Revanchism is an ideology that meets andin modern world. It centers around historical regions and looks like a competition for supposedly cultural values. Very often, such actions are found in municipal policy.