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The Rise Of The French National Front

             The French Front National (or FN) has been, and currently is, the most successful extreme
             right-wing party in post World War Two Europe. Indeed, not since Nazi Germany has such
             an extremist party gained mass support, or caused other political rivals such concern over
             it's success in elections. Essentially the FN have proved that, given the circumstances, there
             is still room for right-wing extremism in today's politics. The question is though, how have
             the Front and its founding leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, been able to penetrate into the
             mainstream politics of modern day democratic France?
             This essay will attempt to answer such a question by analysing three main areas of the
             Firstly, we will look at its increasing popularity during election results since the party was
             Secondly, we will analyse why the party has gone from strength-to-strength over the years
             by looking at its policies, it's voters and Le Pen himself.
             And thirdly we must come to the conclusion of whether the Front has played a significant
             roll in French politics and society and look at the parties future prospects.
             The FN and Electoral Performance:
             As stated earlier, the Front National was formed by Jean-Marie Le Pen (who still
             remains its currant leader) in 1972. It was an attempt to form a coalition of extreme
             right-wing groups and raise the profile of extreme nationalism into mainstream politics.
             However, Le Pen was careful to distance himself traditional right-wing parties, and was also
             careful to steer the FN away from claims that they were a fascist party. As Alistair Cole
             "From its inception the FN leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, strove to demarcate the Front from
             earlier, especially violent manifestations of the extreme-right tradition. 1
             Indeed Cole refers to the FN as a "Reluctant anti-establishment party, 2 and it is clear that
             Le Pen had a strategy to resur

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