militia movement of the 1990s

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militia movement of the 1990s definition


A secretive right-wing movement composed of self-styled militia men who established encampments in sparsely populated areas, primarily in the western states, and whose philosophy mixed racism and anti-Semitism with conspiracy theories and hostility to the American government.

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