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peace dividend

money cut by a government from its defense budget as a result of the cessation of hostilities with other countries.
Origin of peace dividend
1985-90 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for peace dividend
  • Using the added peace dividend to fund carefully chosen federal investments would also eventually increase productive capacity.
  • Anticipation of a peace dividend has left the defense community with the challenge of decreasing spending.
  • We're still, we're still basking in the peace dividend, that kind of thing.
  • Think of it as a peace dividend from the end of the cold war.
  • Some pols from both major parties envisioned a peace dividend that would fund their.
  • The so-called peace dividend, however, is not something that will magically appear.
  • Consider the much heralded peace dividend of the nineteen-nineties.
British Dictionary definitions for peace dividend

peace dividend

additional money available to a government from cuts in defence expenditure because of the end of a period of hostilities
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