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reparation definition


Compensation demanded by a victorious nation from a defeated nation. Reparations can be in the form of goods or money.

Note: After World War I, heavy reparation debts were imposed on Germany by Britain, France, and the other victorious nations. Resentment over these reparations aided the rise of Adolf Hitler.
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