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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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Instead, Turkish Gaullists unite behind the pursuit of Turkish national and strategic interests in a pragmatic and realistic way without giving much premium to ideology.
In France the anti-EU National Front got more votes than either of the mainstream parties, the Gaullists and the Socialists.
I find it frightening that the National Front could dominate the French right, once the domain of the Gaullists.
Gaullists no longer regularly win presidential elections in France, but there is no greater testament to his enduring influence than the fact that candidates from both the left and right still claim him as an inspiration.
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The war engendered the collapse of the Fourth Republic and caused immense rifts in France and Algeria as different communities emerged: such as professional soldiers, conscripts, OAS members (a far-right group of settlers and disgruntled army officers that sought by increasingly desperate, violent, and illegal means to keep Algeria French), (18) gaullists, porteurs de valise (French who supported Algerian nationalists), harkis (Algerians who fought for the French army), and pieds-noirs (settlers).
Gaullists and Socialists are proud that they never compromised with Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Rod Kedward correctly identifies the creation of a defining 'Resistance myth' after World War II by Gaullists (le grand Charles having inherited armies, hidden arms, even a refurbished Algiers villa from Weygand, and glittering generals like de Lattre and Juin from Weygand's hatchery); and by French Communists, anything but pure from August 23, 1939 to the Nazi invasion of Russia.
But the move has been opposed by the French Socialist Party, by leading figures on the right, such as former prime ministers Alain Juppe and Dominique de Villepin, and by diehard Gaullists.
But the move has been opposed by the French Socialist Party, by leading figures on the right, such as former prime ministers Alain JuppE[umlaut] and Dominique de Villepin, and by diehard Gaullists.
In the general elections that followed at the end of June, the Gaullists recorded a resounding victory.
That evening, the Gaullists staged a huge counterdemonstration on the Champs-Elysees.