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 (gō′lĭz′əm, gô′-)
1. The political movement supporting Gen. Charles de Gaulle as leader of the French government in exile during World War II.
a. The political movement headed by Charles de Gaulle after World War II.
b. The political principles and goals of Charles de Gaulle and his followers.

Gaull′ist n.


(ˈɡəʊlɪzəm; ˈɡɔː-)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the conservative French nationalist policies and principles associated with General Charles de Gaulle
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political movement founded on and supporting General de Gaulle's principles and policies


(ˈgoʊ lɪz əm, ˈgɔ-)

1. a political movement in France led by Charles de Gaulle.
2. the principles and policies of the Gaullists.


1. the principles and policies of Charles de Gaulle during World War II in support of the Free French and opposed to the Vichy regime.
2. the political principles, chiefly conservative and nationalistic, of de Gaulle as French president, 1959-69. — Gaullist, n., adj.
See also: Politics


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95) Nevertheless, as the parties of the left sought to reconstitute the spirit of the Popular Front in opposition to Gaullism, demonstrations at the Place de la Republique helped to constitute a memory of seamless devotion to anti-fascism and to republicanism.
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Although Gaullism had prevailed, de Gaulle himself had been shaken by the events of spring 1968.
Likewise, growing complex interdependence in the West undermined the hierarchical alliance structures set up in the postwar period by the United States--for example, with the development of Gaullism in France.
The argument in Europe, he suggests, will be about how to respond to America, with a choice between a new form of Gaullism that seeks to build an independent European superpower and a renewed effort to restore a modified form of the traditional Cold War Atlanticism.
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