„There is no defense line, but defense territory. This territory is the whole of the motherland!“

His order to the Turkish army at the Battle of Sakarya (26 August 1921); Turkish, as quoted in Bugünkü Türkiye (1937), by Stephan Ronart, p. 127
Variant translation: There is no defense line, but a defense territory, and that territory is the whole of the motherland. Not even an inch of the motherland may be abandoned without being soaked in the blood of her citizens...
English translation, as quoted in History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey (1976) by Stanford Jay Shaw
Original: (tr) Hattı müdafaa yoktur, sathı müdafaa vardır. O satıh bütün vatandır.

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Hattı müdafaa yoktur, sathı müdafaa vardır. O satıh bütün vatandır.

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Kemal Atatürk8
türkischer Staatsgründer 1881 - 1938

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Norman Angell Foto

„Now, please don't misunderstand me. When I point out that all our wars for a thousand years have been fought in other people's countries, I do not mean that any of these wars was necessarily aggressive. They may well have been, everyone of them, defensive. But plainly they were not defensive of soil, territory. Of what then were they defensive? They were defensive of the nation's interests, rights; interests which may well collide with the interests of other nations in any part of the world …“

—  Norman Angell British politician 1872 - 1967

Peace and the Public Mind (1935)
Kontext: Now, please don't misunderstand me. When I point out that all our wars for a thousand years have been fought in other people's countries, I do not mean that any of these wars was necessarily aggressive. They may well have been, everyone of them, defensive. But plainly they were not defensive of soil, territory. Of what then were they defensive? They were defensive of the nation's interests, rights; interests which may well collide with the interests of other nations in any part of the world... Nations do so differ as to what their respective rights are and differ sincerely. And often the question, which of the two is right, is extremely difficult, as anyone who has attempted to disentangle rival territorial claims in the Balkans or elsewhere knows only too well.

Benjamín Netanyahu Foto
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„Definitions are the guardians of rationality, the first line of defense against the chaos of mental disintegration.“

—  Ayn Rand, buch The Romantic Manifesto

Quelle: The Romantic Manifesto (1969), Chapter 3 ("Art and Cognition")

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„The real city is the whole territory within which people move every day.“

—  Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis Greek architect 1914 - 1975

Quelle: Building Entopia - 1975, Chapter 1, Ecumenopolis, p. 15

Robert Anton Wilson Foto

„Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.“

—  Robert Anton Wilson, buch Prometheus Rising

Quelle: Prometheus Rising (1983), Ch. 4 : The Anal Emotional Territiorial Circuit, p. 68

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„What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural defense for male violence - a defense for it wherever it is, which in effect is a pretty universal defense.“

—  Catharine A. MacKinnon American feminist and legal activist 1946

"Postmodernism and Human Rights" (2000), p. 54
Are Women Human?: and Other International Dialogues (2006)

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„Mass migration is like a slow and steady current of water which washes away the shore. It appears in the guise of humanitarian action, but its true nature is the occupation of territory; and their gain in territory is our loss of territory.“

—  Viktor Orbán Hungarian politician, chairman of Fidesz 1963

Budapest speech http://www.kormany.hu/en/the-prime-minister/the-prime-minister-s-speeches/speech-by-prime-minister-viktor-orban-on-15-march, 15 March 2016

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Warren Farrell Foto

„The first instinctive response to any criticism is a defensive response. (The quicker the response, the more defensive.)“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

Quelle: Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (2000), p. 40.

Warren Farrell Foto

„Love doesn’t eliminate defensiveness, because love creates vulnerability, and defensiveness is vulnerability’s mask.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

Quelle: The Boy Crisis (2018), pp. 308

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„We do not want a single foot of foreign territory; but of our territory we shall not surrender a single inch to anyone.“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

Russian: Чужой земли мы не хотим ни пяди, но и своей вершка ни отдадим.

Political Report of the C.C. to XVI Party Congress (29 June 1930) http://marx2mao.com/Stalin/SC30.html
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„For me, it is a moment of anguish. All my life, my whole adult life, I believed in merger and unity of the two territories.“

—  Lee Kuan Yew First Prime Minister of Singapore 1923 - 2015

August 9, 1965, when Lee announced the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, as quoted in The Theatre and the State in Singapore: Orthodoxy and Resistance, Terence Chong
1960s

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„A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its people, and its laws. The territory is the only part which is of certain durability.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, Second State of the Union address (1862)
Kontext: A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its people, and its laws. The territory is the only part which is of certain durability. "One generation passeth away and another generation cometh, but the earth abideth forever." It is of the first importance to duly consider and estimate this ever-enduring part.

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