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peace′ div`idend(n.)

  1. money cut by a government from its defense budget as a result of the cessation of hostilities with other countries.

    Category: Government


  1. peace dividend(Noun)

    an economic benefit gained from a reduction in defence spending, especially a fund of public money that would be available for other purposes


  1. Peace dividend

    Peace dividend is a political slogan popularized by US President George H.W. Bush and UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the early 1990s, purporting to describe the economic benefit of a decrease in defense spending. It is used primarily in discussions relating to the guns versus butter theory. The term was frequently used at the end of the Cold War, when many Western nations significantly cut military spending.


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