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Popular Fronts

A popular front is a broad coalition of different political groupings, often made up of leftists and centrists. Being very broad, they can sometimes include centrist and liberal (or "bourgeois") forces as well as socialist and communist ("working-class") groups. Popular fronts are larger in scope than united fronts, which contain only working-class groups.

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The Comintern's Popular Front Policy 1934–1939 - Critics and Defenders of The Popular Front Policy
... and his supporters roundly criticised the Popular Front strategy ... Trotsky believed that only united fronts could ultimately be progressive, and that popular fronts were useless because they included non-working class bourgeois forces such as liberals ... Trotsky also argued that in popular fronts, working class demands are reduced to their bare minimum, and the ability of the working class to put forward its own ...
Popular Fronts - See Also
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Popular Front
... A popular front is a broad coalition of different political groupings, often made up of leftists and centrists ... Popular fronts are larger in scope than united fronts, which contain only working-class groups ... In addition to the general definition, the term "popular front" also has a specific meaning in the history of Europe and the United States during the 1930s, and in the ...
History Of Socialism - The Inter-war Era and World War II - Germany
... now fully under the leadership of Stalin, turned from the united front policy to an ultra-left policy of the Third Period, a policy of aggressive confrontation of social democracy ... his strategy, and from 1935 the Comintern began urging the formation of Popular Fronts, which were to include not just the Social Democratic parties but critically ... After the election of a Popular Front government in Spain in 1936 a fascist military revolt led to the Spanish Civil War ...

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