Post-war

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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.

A French family returns to their village, Buron, northwest of Caen, which was completely destroyed during fighting, July 18, 1944

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Chronology of the post–World War II eraEdit

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" refers to the period from the election of Clement Attlee in 1945 to that of Margaret Thatcher in 1979, a period of so-called post-war consensus, while it may also refer to a shorter period, ending in 1960 or shortly after and corresponding to the 1950s era, hence 1945–1960.[1][2][3]

Cold War eraEdit

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 rarely considered to be part of the post-war era.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AEC Lorries in the post war years 1945-1979 book | #248690820". Worthpoint.
  2. ^ "The Post-War Years 1945 - 1960".
  3. ^ The Post War Economy: 1945–1960
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-06-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Unknown Forum". soapbox.websitetoolbox.com.