Popular fronts were combinations of Communists, Socialists and sympathetic leftists. The idea was first tried, unsuccessfully, in France during World War II in an attempt to resist the Nazis.

Popular fronts in The Gladiator[]

The United States' weak resolve in fighting global Communism gave rise to popular fronts in Europe, which successfully swung their respective countries away from the US and toward the Soviet Union. By the late 21st century, it was believed that, while Communism's ultimate triumph was inevitable, the popular fronts brought victory that much sooner, with a minimum of violence.[1]


  1. The Gladiator, pgs 20-22, HC.