popular front
noun Usage: often capitalized P&F Date: 1936 a coalition especially of leftist political parties against a common opponent; specifically one sponsored and dominated by Communists as a device for gaining power

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  • Popular Front — (dt. Volksfront ) war eine linke soziale Bewegung in den USA. Sie wurde von der Kommunistischen Partei der USA, dem radikalen Industriearbeitergewerkschaftsbund CIO, aber vor allem von unabhängigen Antifaschisten, Sozialisten und Sympathisanten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Popular Front — (Front populaire)    The Popular Front (Front populaire) was the name given, by analogy to the Spanish Frente popular, to the coalition of leftist parties that came to power in France in June 1936.    See also auriol, Vincent; blum, léon,… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • popular front — n. [often P F ] a coalition of leftist and liberal groups and political parties, as in France (1936 39) to combat fascism …   English World dictionary

  • Popular front — A popular front is a broad coalition of different political groupings, often made up of leftists and centrists who are united by opposition to another group (most often fascist or far right groups). Being very broad, they can sometimes include… …   Wikipedia

  • popular front — 1. a coalition, usually temporary, of leftist and sometimes centrist political parties, formed against a common opponent, as fascism, and promoting social reform. 2. any similar political coalition formed to achieve short term goals. Also called… …   Universalium

  • popular front — pop′ular front′ n. gov a coalition, usu. temporary, of leftist and sometimes centrist political parties, formed against a common opponent, as fascism • Etymology: 1935–40; cf. Sp. frente popular, F front populaire …   From formal English to slang

  • popular front — pact between the communist party and the rest of the left and central parties against the right political parties …   English contemporary dictionary

  • popular front — noun a political party or coalition representing left wing elements …   English new terms dictionary

  • popular front — /pɒpjələ ˈfrʌnt/ (say popyuhluh frunt) noun an alliance of left wing or progressive political parties, often formed against a common opponent, as against fascism …   Australian English dictionary

  • popular front — noun a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent • Hypernyms: ↑alliance, ↑coalition, ↑alignment, ↑alinement …   Useful english dictionary

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