Annexationism is the desire to be
annexedby another polity.
This may represent itself on the smallest scale in small communities that desire to be annexed by a larger city.
At the largest level, entire countries may desire to become part of a neighbour.
Annexationism is related to
irredentismwhich is the desire of larger states to annex all or part of smaller states. The opposite of annexationism is separatism.
Republic of Texasapplied to join the United States.
Great Warmany Austrianswanted an Anschluss, or union with Germany.
Communists with many of the early
Soviet republics wanted to be annexed by Soviet Russia. This led to the Union Treaty of 1922.
Post-soviet breakaway republics of
South Ossetia, Abkhaziaand Transnistriawant to join Russia. The degree of supposed integration varies: South Ossetiawants to unite with Russian republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Transnistriawishes to become separate federal subject of Russia and Abkhaziawishes to get associated status.
In Canada, several annexationist movements have sprung up arguing that all or some Canada's provinces should join the United States. The most prominent were the group of influential business and political leaders, including Louis-Joseph Papineau, who signed the
Montreal Annexation Manifestoof 1849; and leaders of the 1837 Rebellions in Upper (see " Republic of Canada") and Lower Canada. See under Annexationist movements of Canada.
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