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Refusal to accept or comply with something.

The Resistance is the name given to the underground movement formed in France during the Second World War to fight the German occupying forces and the Vichy government. The Resistance was composed of various groups which were coordinated into the Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur in 1944, which joined with Free French forces in the liberation of Paris and northern France.

the line of least resistance an option avoiding difficulty or unpleasantness; the easiest course of action.

Subjects: Literature — History.


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