peace dividend

peace dividend
peace dividends
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The peace dividend is the economic benefit that was expected in the world after the end of the Cold War, as a result of money previously spent on defence and arms becoming available for other purposes.

The peace dividend has not materialised despite military spending going down in most countries.

English dictionary. 2008.

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