Terza Posizione

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Terza Posizione
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Nè fronte rosso nè reazione, Terza Posizione

Political position Italian nationalism
Third Positionism
Leader Giuseppe Di Mitri
Country Italy
Existence 1976–1982
Headquarters Rome
Affiliation Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari

Terza Posizione (English: Third Position) was an Italian nationalist organisation in Italy, active from 1976 until 1982. It was originally known as the Lotta Studentesca and was led by Giuseppe Di Mitri. The group saw itself as a third position beyond the reds and the reactionaries, having a high opinion of Juan Perón and similar movements. A more radical faction, the Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari, broke away and was involved in some militant activities.

The movement derived in significant part from former members of Movimento Politico Ordine Nuovo (1969-1973) and Avanguardia Nazionale (1960-1976). These groups had emerged amongst radical Italian youth who were put off by the "big tent" national conservative direction the major Italian nationalist party, the Movimento Sociale Italiano had taken with the second spell under Giorgio Almirante. These elements supported an alliance with Christian Democrats against the Communists. Meanwhile groups which Terza Posizione originated from wished to take a more radical course.