of, relating to, or characteristic of a period following a war: postwar problems; postwar removal of rationing.
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How to use postwar in a sentence
It was not until the 1950s that a truly global eradication effort began to appear within reach, thanks to new postwar international institutions.Smallpox used to kill millions of people every year. Here’s how humans beat it. | Kelsey Piper | February 5, 2021 | Vox
After succeeding in their initial goal to help rebuild postwar Europe, these institutions turned their attention toward South America, Asia and Africa in the 1960s.What Americans across the political spectrum got wrong about the attempted insurrection | Corrie Decker, Elisabeth McMahon | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
There is a provision in the 14th Amendment — Section 3 — that was explicitly designed to bar ex-Confederates from holding high office in postwar America.
Season 1 begins in the late 1950s, tackling the postwar social issues of the era.Finished ‘Bridgerton’? Here are 13 other period dramas to binge next. | Bethonie Butler | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Democratic hopes of getting to 50 seats in the Senate rest on two runoffs in Georgia, and their House majority is on track to be the smallest one the party has had in the postwar era.Never Trumpers played a critical role in beating him. The numbers prove it. | Max Boot | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Unlike Brunner, Remer was itinerant, and spent much time in that other nest of postwar Nazis—Cairo.
Spitz became a well-known figure in early postwar society circles.
Nonetheless, files continued to fill with damaging information as postwar debriefings proceeded.
After the postwar disintegration of the British Empire, Scots curiously disassociated themselves with the period altogether.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality | Noah Caldwell | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in postwar Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue (1996).
The key to service in the postwar Navy was acceptance into the Regular Navy.
No such change was evident in the Navy's postwar racial policy.
As these wore out or became obsolete, nearly all items were eventually replaced by postwar models.Area Handbook for Romania | Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The postwar manpower retrenchments common to all Regular Army units further reduced the size of the remaining black units.
These legal distinctions would become more important as the Navy's racial policy evolved in the postwar period.
British Dictionary definitions for post-war
happening or existing after a war: the early post-war years
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