/ rəˈzɪstəns ˈmuːvmənt /
Množina reči resistance movement je resistance movements.
Opposition movement in a country occupied by an enemy or colonial power, especially in the 20th century; for example, the French resistance to Nazism in World War II.
During World War II, resistance in E Europe took the form of guerrilla warfare; for example, in Yugoslavia, Greece, Poland, and by partisan bands behind the German lines in the USSR. In more industrialized countries, such as France (where the underground movement was called the maquis), Belgium, and Czechoslovakia, sabotage in factories and on the railroads, propaganda, and the assassination of Germans and collaborators were the main priorities.
After World War II resistance movements grew in Palestine, South America, and European colonial possessions in Africa and Asia, aimed at unsettling established regimes.