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peace dividend

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeace dividendˈpeace ˌdividend noun [singular]  PMWPPPthe money that is saved on weapons and is available for other purposes, when a government reduces its military strength because the risk of war has been reduced
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peace dividendBut Cheltenham has been hit by the recession, the signs are there, fuelled in part by the so-called peace dividend.He mumbles some nonsense about clowns being the cause of peace - perhaps the money for the convention is the peace dividend?But the base is about to become a casualty of the peace dividend.The peace dividend has contributed to thousands of job cuts at defence contractors like Dowty group and Smiths industries.
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