A French family returns to their village, Buron, northwest of Caen, which was completely destroyed during fighting, 18 July 1944
A French family returns to their village, Buron, northwest of Caen, which was completely destroyed during fighting, 18 July 1944

In Western usage, the phrase post-war era (or postwar era) usually refers to the time since the end of World War II. More broadly, a post-war period (or postwar period) is the interval immediately following the end of a war. A post-war period can become an interwar period or interbellum, when a war between the same parties resumes at a later date (such as the period between World War I and World War II). By contrast, a post-war period marks the cessation of conflict entirely.

Post-World War II

Chronology of the post–World War II era

The term "post-war" can have different meanings in different countries and refer to a period determined by local considerations based on the effect of the war there.

In Britain, "post-war":

Cold War era

Considering the post-war era as equivalent to the Cold War era, post-war sometimes includes the 1980s, putting the end at 26 December 1991, with the Dissolution of the Soviet Union.[4][5] The 1990s and the 21st century are extremely rarely described as part of the post-war era, with the more specific phrase “Post–Cold War era” being commonly used, instead.

See also

References

  1. ^ "AEC Lorries in the post war years 1945–1979 book | #248690820". Worthpoint.
  2. ^ "The Post-War Years 1945 – 1960".
  3. ^ The Post War Economy: 1945–1960
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Unknown Forum". soapbox.websitetoolbox.com.