post·​com·​mu·​nist ˌpōst-ˈkäm-yə-nist How to pronounce postcommunist (audio)
: existing or occurring after the decline or end of communism
postcommunist reformation
… what's at stake here is the establishment of a new form of governance that's been spreading across postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe …Dalibor Rohac

Examples of postcommunist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His work in postcommunist states could be dispiriting. James Taranto, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2018 Conditions are better elsewhere, but the gap between prosperous European countries like Germany and postcommunist states like Poland remains immense. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, 23 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postcommunist was in 1946

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“Postcommunist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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