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popular front

n.
A political coalition of leftist parties against fascism, such as that formed among European countries during the 1930s.

popular front

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) any of the left-wing groups or parties that were organized from 1935 onwards to oppose the spread of fascism

pop′ular front′


n.
a coalition, usu. temporary, of leftist and sometimes centrist political parties, formed against a common opponent, as fascism.
[1935–40; compare Sp. frente popular, French front populaire]

popular front

A coalition of leftist political groups, especially any of those formed in Europe in the 1930s to oppose Fascism.
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Noun1.popular front - a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
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popular front

nVolksfront f
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She also demonstrates that the popular classes enthusiastically supported the popular fronts, another point that scholars have failed to recognize.
Therefore, they were entitled to certain rights as members of the productive class, rights that the popular fronts pledged to defend.
Beginning his story with the platform of the Communist Party-sponsored 1936 National Negro Congress, Mullen argues that, contrary to most narratives that end the Popular Front in 1939, scrutiny of the Chicago Negro People's Front requires that we abandon the notion that Harlem remained the center of African-American cultural activity and that we reconfigure the dating of the Popular Front so that it extends past the end of World War II: 1940s Chicago, he shows, is where much of the red-black action was.

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