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Greater Turkey Vs. Greater Iran

By Martin W. Lewis | November 24, 2011 | 24 Comments
Map of Greater Turkey and Greater Azerbaijan

 Visions of a Greater Iran, discussed yesterday, come into conflict with other imaginings of geopolitical enlargement, particularly that of “Greater Turkey.” Harsh debates are posted under maps of hoped-for state expansion. The following exchange, accompanying a YouTube clip proselytizing for Greater Iran, typifies the more civil end of the argument spectrum:
 Azerigull: Long live Greater Iran, Empire of Iran. To all …

The Dream—or Nightmare—of “Greater Iran”

By Martin W. Lewis | November 22, 2011 | 24 Comments
Pasa Map of Iranian People

When the term “greater” is attached to a country name, it usually indicates that certain extreme nationalists want the boundaries of the state to expand. The Wikipedia article on “Greater Iran” is one exception, framing the issue on cultural and historical grounds without reference to geopolitical ambition. Still, links in the article lead to sites promoting “Pan-Iranism,” defined as “an …

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