Jeune Nation

Jeune Nation was a French nationalist movement founded by Albert Heuclin, and with members including Jean Marot, Jacques Wagner and the brothers Sidos, François Sidos (president of the movement), Jacques Sidos and Pierre Sidos (secretary general and later president).

Celtic-style crossed circle
The Celtic Cross, emblem of Jeune Nation, later re-used by far right movements such as Ordre Nouveau


In order to underline the credentials of the new movement Sidos chose the Celtic Cross, emblem of the historical French Popular Party and also according a legend about use by Charlemagne SS Waffen Division.[1] The emblem of Jeune Nation was the Celtic cross, a "symbol of universal life", and an element of Christian imagery.

4th Republic

On the 22 October 1949, the movement was present for the first time at the siege of the Napoleonic area in rue du Cirque. On the 28 March 1950, it was officially declared to the Prefecture of Police.[2] The group, which declared itself openly to be neo-fascist, attracted support from far right students as it explicitly rejected the nostalgic Petainisme that defined the far right in France in the immediate post-war era.[3]

Algerian War

It was dissolved in 1958 during the Algerian War after a series of violent episodes.[3] After its dissolution, it announced its merger with the OAS, with a joint name of the Nationalist Party and the same emblem.

May 1968

The legitimate heir of the Jeune Nation movement is Œuvre française, created by Pierre Sidos during the events of May 1968.


Jeune Nation still exists, as an Internet site. After the dissolution of Œuvre Française and Jeunesses nationalistes on 24 July 2013, the site became active.[4]


  1. ^ R. Eatwell, A History of Fascism, Pimlico, 2000, p. 304
  2. ^ Journal officiel de la République française, n°86, 9 April 1950.
  3. ^ a b Piero Ignazi, Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe, Oxford University Press, 2006, p. 89
  4. ^ Yvan Benedetti et Alexandre Gabriac réactivent « Jeune nation », Le Monde blog, 7 August 2013

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Algerian War

The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian War of Independence or the Algerian Revolution (Arabic: الثورة الجزائرية‎ Al-thawra Al-Jazaa'iriyya; Berber languages: Tagrawla Tadzayrit; French: Guerre d'Algérie or Révolution algérienne) was a war between France and the Algerian National Liberation Front (French: Front de Libération Nationale – FLN) from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France. An important decolonization war, it was a complex conflict characterized by guerrilla warfare, maquis fighting, and the use of torture. The conflict also became a civil war between the different communities and within the communities. The war took place mainly on the territory of Algeria, with repercussions in metropolitan France.

Effectively started by members of the National Liberation Front (FLN) on November 1, 1954, during the Toussaint Rouge ("Red All Saints' Day"), the conflict led to serious political crises in France, causing the fall of the Fourth French Republic (1946–58) replaced by the Fifth Republic with a strengthened Presidency. The brutality of the methods employed by the French forces failed to win hearts and minds in Algeria, alienated support in metropolitan France and discredited French prestige abroad.After major demonstrations in Algiers and several other cities in favor of independence (1960) and a United Nations resolution recognizing the right to independence, De Gaulle decided to open a series of negotiations with the FLN. These concluded with the signing of the Évian Accords in March 1962. A referendum took place on 8 April 1962 and the French electorate approved the Évian Accords. The final result was 91% in favor of the ratification of this agreement and on 1 July, the Accords were subject to a second referendum in Algeria, where 99.72% voted for independence and just 0.28% against.The planned French withdrawal led to a state crisis. This included various assassination attempts on de Gaulle as well as some attempts at military coups. Most of the former were carried out by the Organisation armée secrète (OAS), an underground organization formed mainly from French military personnel supporting a French Algeria, which committed a large number of bombings and murders both in Algeria and in the homeland to stop the planned independence.

Upon independence in 1962, 900,000 European-Algerians (Pieds-noirs) fled to France within a few months in fear of the FLN's revenge. The French government was totally unprepared for the vast number of refugees, which caused turmoil in France. The majority of Algerian Muslims who had worked for the French were disarmed and left behind as the treaty between French and Algerian authorities declared that no actions could be taken against them. However, the Harkis in particular, having served as auxiliaries with the French army, were regarded as traitors and many were murdered by the FLN or by lynch-mobs, often after being abducted and tortured. About 90,000 managed to flee to France, some with help from their French officers acting against orders, and as of 2016 they and their descendants form a significant part of the Algerian-French population.

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