French Social Party

The French Social Party (French: Parti Social Français, PSF) was a French nationalist political party founded in 1936 by François de La Rocque, following the dissolution of his Croix-de-Feu league by the Popular Front government. France's first right-wing mass party, prefiguring the rise of Gaullism after the Second World War, it experienced considerable initial success but disappeared in the wake of the fall of France in 1940.

Read more about French Social Party:  Background and Origins (1927–36), Wartime Activities (1940–45), Historiography

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