Marine Le Pen, the leader of National Front party, a far right political organization in France, is now being taken seriously. When Donald Trump became President-elect Donald Trump in the early hours of Wednesday morning, other far right, fringe candidates around the world began being perceived as a threat to their rivals. France will go to the polls next year, and now people are wondering if she will unseat Francois Hollande as President of France. Other fringe politicians can be found popping up all over Europe, such as in the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, and Germany. Geert Wilders, one such politician, tweeted on election night, “We are witnessing the same uprising on both sides of the Atlantic.”

What is causing the populations on both sides of the Atlantic to find a Trump, Le Pen, or Wilders so appealing? What do they all have in common?

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