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Demobilization   /dimˌoʊbəlaɪzˈeɪʃən/  /dimˌoʊbələzˈeɪʃən/   Listen

Act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops.  Synonym: demobilisation.  "Immediate demobilization of the reserves"

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"Demobilization" Quotes from Famous Books

... of any settlement that would satisfy Russia had disappeared and the Bolshevik delegates left Brest-Litovsk. The war, so far as Russia was concerned, was at an end, but no treaty of peace had been signed. The Bolshevik government issued orders for the complete demobilization of the Russian armies ...
— A School History of the Great War • Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson

... reported and the War and Navy Departments investigated an incident at Le Havre, France, where soldiers were embarking for the United States for demobilization. Officers of a Navy escort carrier objected to the inclusion of 123 black enlisted men on the grounds that the ship was unable to provide separate accommodations for Negroes. Army port authorities then substituted another group that included only one black ...
— Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 • Morris J. MacGregor Jr.

... in Paris, verged on the border of chaos. Every one felt its effects, but none so severely as the men who had won the war. The work of demobilization, which began soon after the armistice, but was early interrupted, proceeded at snail-pace. The homecoming soldiers sent hundreds of letters to the newspapers, complaining of the wearisome delays on the journey and the sharp privations which they were needlessly forced to endure. Thus, whereas they ...
— The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference • Emile Joseph Dillon

Words linked to "Demobilization" :   disarmament, social control, disarming, mobilization, demobilize

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