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Detente   /deɪtˈɑnt/   Listen

The easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations).

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"Detente" Quotes from Famous Books

... and enemy occupation, when only guerrilla resistance would be possible. In the same year, aggressive actions against offshore, Nationalist-held islands increased. China may have believed that war with the United States was imminent. Perhaps as a result of Russian talks with China, a detente followed in 1959, but so too did increased tension between Russia and China, while the results of the Great Leap and its policies proved catastrophic. The years 1961-64 provided a needed respite from the failures of the Great ...
— A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.] • Wolfram Eberhard

Words linked to "Detente" :   easing, alleviation, relief, easement

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