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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.
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(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
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(ˈgoʊ lɪz əm, ˈgɔ-)

1. a political movement in France led by Charles de Gaulle.
2. the principles and policies of the Gaullists.
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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.
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(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.
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.
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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!), the FN will, sooner or later, govern the country and have the opportunity to bury such values.
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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.