Rexist


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Rexist

a member of the Belgian pro-fascist party of the 1930s.
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In French-speaking Wallonia, Leon Degrelle's created the fascist Rexist party and later organized the Legion Wallonie that fought alongside the Germans on the Eastern Front.
In 1936, Belgium was the first country to introduce parliamentary interpretation, following repeated demands by Leon Degrelle's Rexist Party.
In Belgium, the impact of the strong fascist "Rexist" movement was mitigated by the positive intervention of the Catholic cardinal: the "coup de crosse" as it was called.
In Belgium, the anti-democratic forces, mainly represented by the (francophone) Rexists and the "Vlaamsch Nationaal Verband" and "Verdinaso" on the Flemish side, had gained considerable strength.
Originally written as an Oxford dissertation, this magnificent study is certainly the definitive treatment of the Rexist role in Occupied Belgium.
Along with the account of the Rexist collaboration, a general narrative of the occupation is fitted into wartime events in a highly readable account Comparisons with French experience add to its value.
Conway's judgments on the Rexists are derived by examining their own words and actions from several points of view, the consequences for others, and their place in the interwar and wartime political struggles.
The five-day congress, which ran from 15 to 20 April, also attracted the attendance of Leon Degrelle, the leader of Belgian Rexists; Wilhelm von Faupel; and Bernhard Rust, Reich Minister of Science, Education and Culture.