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The Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy$
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Kevin Passmore

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199658206

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658206.001.0001

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Fascism in France? (1934–1940)

Fascism in France? (1934–1940)

(p.291) 12 Fascism in France? (1934–1940)
The Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy

Kevin Passmore

Oxford University Press

Initially, the parliamentary and extreme right united against the Left, which had won the 1932 elections, and through the riots of 6 February 1934, they brought down the government. Once again, ordinary conservatives were disappointed with their leaders’ failure to profit from victory, and again they turned to the extreme right. A new league, the Croix de feu, promoted a ‘mystique’ designed to mobilize the masses, redefined competence to mean service in the trenches, and promised to bring a veteran elite to power, thus ‘reconciling’ the French people. This programme appealed to groups that considered themselves to be unjustly excluded from the political system: women, veterans, and Catholics. The league was part of the revival of popular politics on the Right.

Keywords:   Fédération Républicaine, Alliance Démocratique, organization, Croix de Feu, La Rocque, Marin, Flandin, Laval, Fascism, Nazism

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