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popular front

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Definition of popular front in English:

noun

A party or coalition representing left-wing elements, in particular ( the Popular Front) an alliance of communist, radical, and socialist elements formed and gaining some power in countries such as France and Spain in the 1930s.
Example sentences
  • Dos Passos was part of the anti-Stalinist left with James T Farrell against an American popular front of Communist, populist and celebrity liberal writers.
  • Such a role was played by the popular front movements in France and Spain in the 1930s, as well as in the Chile of Salvador Allende.
  • When he got together with other photographers they discussed fascism, communism, the popular front and Mussolini's attack on Ethiopia.

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