post·war | \ˈpōs(t)-ˌwär \

Definition of postwar 

: occurring or existing after a war especially : occurring or existing after World War II

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The unprecedented anarchy of postwar Bavaria helps explain what happened next. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "How American Racism Influenced Hitler," 23 Apr. 2018 If your interests are in young artists, and that’s what rocks your boat, collecting young artists is at a different dollar level than collecting the greats of the postwar, Impressionist, or Pop periods. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Here's Exactly How Much Money You Need To Be Happy," 16 Nov. 2017 In his encounter with Khrushchev in 1959, Vice President Nixon celebrated a classless, triumphant, postwar America. Felicia R. Lee,, "How class has shaped America, and why no one wants to talk about it," 27 Mar. 2018 The postwar decades saw an unprecedented worldwide growth of science, including the creation of funding councils such as the National Science Foundation and massive investments in research infrastructure. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Scientific American, "Curiosity-Driven Knowledge Is a Vital Form of Infrastructure," 1 June 2017 The Adobe Apartments are significant for their association with Scottsdale's development as a major postwar tourist destination and for their vernacular architecture. azcentral, "Historic buildings in Scottsdale you need to see," 26 Apr. 2016 Photo: Jesco Denzel/DPA/Zuma Press The postwar order has been jolted many times before, over security and economics. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "Summit Looms for a Strained NATO Alliance," 9 July 2018 While new technologies could help to boost growth higher, the postwar boom’s special conditions are impossible to replicate. Fortune, "Sorry, President Trump, But the Best Economy Was Eisenhower's," 7 June 2018 That gain stood out in what has been the weakest economic recovery of the postwar period, with annual GDP growth averaging just slightly above 2 percent. Martin Crutsinger, USA TODAY, "IMF: Tax cuts boosting US now but will hurt growth later," 14 June 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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: happening, existing, or made after a war; especially : happening, existing, or made after World War II

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