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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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But there has emerged also a growing sense that this new France, redeemed, as it were, of all the provincial, nationalist, and petty racist sentiments that suffused both Vichy and Gaullism, now threatens French Jews in very concrete and undeniable ways.
20) Just as one marvels at Olson's nearprophetic awareness in the mid-1940s of a chain of events in France that would eventually lead to the revolt against Gaullism in May of 1968, so too does one pause at the references in this 1967 notebook entry to what appear to be the twenty-first century's primary loci for the assertion and denial of US hegemony: China and the Middle East.
In France, Gaullism repaired the damage to that bond after 1945, but it was ruptured anew from another direction by 1968's upheavals, which ushered in a "great withdrawal of loyalty from the community.
Gaullism features a strong centralized state with conservative and nationalist policies.
But I do believe that if traditional political parties do not reintegrate their historical values (socialism for the Socialist Party and Gaullism for the Gaullist Party
As Birnbaum observes, Blum was tainted by the overall failures of the interwar Third Republic, and his postwar attempt at offering a "third way" between Communism and Gaullism quickly failed, too.
Gaullism (French: Gaullisme) is a French political ideology based on the thought and action of the then Resistance leader and later President Charles de Gaulle.
The concept of a "hostile neighbourhood" is the driving force behind nationalism and super-power rhetoric prevalent among the leading political forces, the society and the media, which the Turkish analyst Omer Taspinar has aptly called "Turkish Gaullism.
THE CENTRAL TENET of Gaullism is self-reliance: The French needed to see themselves as part of a great nation, and should not rely on others for their national security and prosperity.
The first break, in 1974, is related to an evolution of the geopolitical context with detente, to a political change in France with the election of Valery Giscard d'Estaing and the end of Gaullism at the highest level of government, and to the implementation by the air force of modern assets enabling it to intervene overseas: the "1/7" squadron received its Jaguars in 1973 (the DC-8 had been introduced in 1966 and the Transall in 1968).
And May was wrecked by the dramatic return of Gaullism and reaction.
Some saw the verdict as a campaign against Gaullism, but it is not this - it is merely a verdict from a judge who wanted to demonstrate his independence from the Public Prosecution, and apply the law in a 20-year-old case.