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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

Not an example of a "violent" secession, but I think this perfectly captures the title question. Hatay Province of modern Turkey seceded from Syria and on 29 June 1939, following a ...
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

There are a lot of qualifications to your question that make a lot of the answers slightly miss the premises. I would argue that there is a systematic reason for the discrepance. If a group of ...
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

Vietnam possibly. is there any precedent for groups fighting to leave the country they inhabit solely as to join a neighbouring country, successfully, in the last century or so? A movement was ...
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

The Saarland a part of France after the 2nd world war and voted to join Germany in 1955. It became a federal state of Germany in 1957.
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

Hong Kong was, for nearly 100 years, a British Territory administered by the British government, originally during the Opium wars, when China was still under the rule of the Manchurian Qing dynasty, ...
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

The German Reunification might fall under your constraints.
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

The most recent event of such kind is Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which seceded from Ukraine in 2014 and then voted to join Russian Federation in 2014 Crimean status referendum.
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

There are some good examples following the dissolution of Austria-Hungary; In 1918, the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia proclaimed independence, merged with the newly constituted State of Slovenes, Croats ...
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

The Greater Poland Uprising (1918-1919) fits your criteria. The Poles in the Greater Poland region fought German rulers to unify with the newly created Second Polish Republic. Although it is a bit of ...
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

Kashmir might be the biggest example, if you are willing to accept "de facto control" rather than "international recognition". Parts of Kashmir are currently de facto part of ...
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Is there any instance of part of a country successfully seceding and then unifying with a neighbouring country in the last century?

The Acre War happened around 1900. Formerly it was a sparsely populated part of Bolivia, beyond the Andes, thus hard to reach from Bolivia. With the rubber boom in the last decades of the XIX c., ...
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