Post-war



In Western usage, the phrase post-war era (or postwar era) usually refers to the time since the end of World War II. More broadly, a post-war period (or postwar period) is the interval immediately following the end of a war. A post-war period can become an interwar period or interbellum, when a war between the same parties resumes at a later date (such as the period between World War I and World War II). By contrast, a post-war period marks the cessation of conflict entirely.

The term "post-war" can have different meanings in different countries and refer to a period determined by local considerations based on the effect of the war there.

In Britain, "post-war":

Considering the post-war era as equivalent to the Cold War era, post-war sometimes includes the 1980s, putting the end at 26 December 1991, with the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.[4][5] The 1990s and the 21st century are extremely rarely described as part of the post-war era.


In Western usage, the phrase post-war era (or postwar era) usually refers to the time since the end of World War II. More broadly, a post-war period (or postwar period) is the interval immediately following the end of a war. A post-war period can become an interwar period or interbellum, when a war between the same parties resumes at a later date (such as the period between World War I and World War II). By contrast, a post-war period marks the cessation of conflict entirely.

The term "post-war" can have different meanings in different countries and refer to a period determined by local considerations based on the effect of the war there.

In Britain, "post-war":

Considering the post-war era as equivalent to the Cold War era, post-war sometimes includes the 1980s, putting the end at 26 December 1991, with the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.[4][5] The 1990s and the 21st century are extremely rarely described as part of the post-war era.


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