Here it is, the terrifying Sixty-One-Way Wank! Every notable irredentist, revanchist, Greater-Whatever, and many Pan-This'n'that movements combined into one horrible map! Only "notable" (Wiki-able) reunification movements are included. Except for Pan-Slavism
/Orthodoxy (Russian color), there's no big, multi-country empires or federations (e.g.
, Prometheist Intermarium, Asian Co-Prosperity) here. Irredentism of the type I'm covering is basically "national"--ethnic or ethnoreligious, operating on 19th-century notions.
These are all 20th-century claims, except the U.S.-wank: nationalism in the 19th-century Americas was different from Central and Eastern Europe's ethnic and romantic nationalisms. A Mexiwank would just be the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Note also that these are of varying strength (France officially tried to annex Saar, but I doubt few Poles are that hot about taking Brest by hook or by crook), and jumbled together regardless of time--all anachronistic.
Allohistorical disclaimer: I don't endorse any of these, nor do I affirm or deny that any of these are necessarily policy goals--past or present, official or popular. This maximalist sort of ethnic nationalism (created 1830-1930) works to unify numerous different histories, diverse languages and dialects, and local interests into a single and "eternal" bloc--to define a new, bigger ethnicity. It's produced indigenism
, oaths, Lebensraum, mass games, camps, chanting, sentimentalism, Freedom Fries, renaming
, chauvinistic national mysticism
, homogenization campaigns at home and abroad, and perhaps worst of all, Roger Waters, Moby, and Sean Penn subjecting everyone to their opinion on geopolitics. This map is just to put every non-ASB wank and nationalist claim together at once. Afghanistan
misses the Pashtuns in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. Greater Albania
wriggles its way into Ulcinj, Krajina, Preševo, Bujanovac, Medveđa, Western Macedonia, and Chameria. Argentina
, and Venezuela
all have territorial demands on their neighbors. Greater Armenia
goes to the Sèvres border, Javakheti, Nakhichevan, and Karabakh.
I gave New Zealand
and (arbitrarily) Western Papua. Greater Azerbaijan
takes Armenia, Iranian Armenia, Georgian Borchali, and Dagestan's Derbent. Greater Bangladesh
is a canard, but it'd include the Muslim parts of India nearby.
covers Central Lithuania
and Białystok. Greater Bulgaria
has the 1941 boundaries, covering Western Thrace, Vardar Macedonia, and the Western Outlands
Pol Pot wanted a lot more for Cambodia
Canada gets Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos
. both Chinas
in fact claim Mongolia, Tuva, the Tajik Pamirs, Arunachal Pradesh, and a bit of Burma. Greater Croatia
has its 1939 boundaries. Denmark
was so stunned when it lost Flensburg in 1920
the government fell. Egypt
would've gotten Sudan had Ismail al-Azhari gotten his way. Greater Finland
slices into Scandinavia, Karelia, Ingria, Estonia, and Murmansk. France
's revanchism was mostly about Alsace, but the 1946 Monnet Plan
demanded control of all the Rhineland, and worked to win over the Saar 1947-56. Action Française would no doubt have snapped up Wallonia, the Alps, and perhaps even Catalonia, given half the chance (though they never advocated for this, it's plausible). This would be like 13 or 17 new departments
. Greater Germany
of course has the 1918 boundaries (I decided to leave un-Germanized Poznań out, however), Memel, Austria, the Sudetenland, and South Tyrol. Even West Germany didn't recognize the Oder-Neisse line until 1970, and signed with Poland 1990. Venizelist Greece
demands Northern Epirus, the Straits, Cyprus, the Pontic shores, and all Lydia. Greater Hungary
just has its 1941 borders--the Slovakian and Crișana fringes, Ruthenia, and northern Transylvania. India and Pakistan
have overlapping Kashmiri claims, which'd make either country rather bigger and stronger. Greater Indonesia
combines all Malay lands and ex-Portuguese and Dutch holdings.
includes Shiite Saudi Bahrain (Qasim) and Khuzestan and Kuwait (Saddam). Greater Israel
is a Canaanist
idea that includes Transjordan and Lebanon. Greater Italy
under Mussolini acquired Istria and Dalmatia, and would demand Malta, Corsica, Nice, Ticino, and occupied the Alpine passes. Japan
just wants the southern Kurils.
isn't an actual movement, but would get the Second East Turkestan Republic had Soviet firepower been used. Lithuania
wanted Suwałki and even Brest until it was invaded 1939. United Macedonia
adds Blagoevgrad and Greek Macedonia. Greater Mongolia
runs over Tuva, both Mongolias, Buryatia, and Altay. Greater Morocco
fought with Algeria and even Greater Mauritania
over Western Sahara. the Netherlands
proposed the Bakker-Schut Plan
against Germany 1945. A Greater Netherlands
would snap up Flanders and Brussels (a Brabantine
town, really...), and Vlaams Belang wouldn't mind French Flanders.
would want Jämtland back if it were megalomaniacal enough! Also Erik the Red's Land
combines actual federations: AF
, plus I added the Maghreb and excluded the Gulf Council. Libya
also claimed Chad's Aozou Strip.
the Greater Philippines
includes eastern Sabah and the Spratlies. Poland
already got its Recovered Territories
after WWII, though there were suggestions to take the Sorbian lands, too. Its maximum extent nowadays would include Hrodna, Brest, the cultural capital of Lviv, Central Lithuania, and the Zaolzie. Greater Portugal
expands to Galicia, part of Asturias, and Olivença. Greater Romania
carves out Transnistria, all Bukovina, and Southern Dobruja, as IRL. Greater Serbia
marches up to Virovitica and Karlovac (after Šešelj). United Slovenia
stretches from Plebiscite Carinthia
to Istria. Greater Somalia
goes into Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti. Greater South Africa
is a White Pan-Africanism, covering Namibia and Southern Rhodesia (which voted "nay" in 1922
). Greater Spain
under Franco proposed taking Portugal, Gibraltar, and the Pyrenees. Sweden
wants the Ålands for their Swedishness.
actually gained Vorarlberg 1919, but the move was blocked; if it could, the Swiss Patriotic Federation
would no doubt take the Valtellina as well. Greater Syria
is absorbed under Pan-Arabism, but technically includes the Golan Heights, the Beqaa Valley, and Alexandretta.
'd get Western Thrace, Adjara, and the Turks in the Bulgarian hills and Romanian lowlands. Pan-Turkism
extends to Chuvashia and Tuva. Greater Ukraine
has Transnistria, Prešov, Chełm, Przemyśl, the Lemko towns of Nowy Targ and Sącz, Brest, Starodub, Belgorod, Kursk, and some Romanian borders. Also you have the Rostov and Kuban Cossacks and Ukrainians. the United States
has seen Canadian annexationism
, William Walker ruling Sonora
and Nicaragua in the 1850s; there were filibusters across the Río Grande
as well in 1840. North Mexico is different enough from the rest that the Knights of the Golden Circle
would be okay with annexing and colonizing it (as they did in TL-191, and the IRL Confederates even took Arizona
). In the Caribbean of course there's the Ostend Manifesto
for Cuba, the 1870 near-annexation of Santo Domingo
, and the Panama Canal. Honduras's APROH
did actually ask for U.S. annexation in the mid-1980s. Greater Yemen
was "reunited" 1990, but also includes ʿAsir, Bahah, Dhofar, Jizan, and Najran.