Longest postwar expansion

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Senior Member
Vietnam, Vietnamese
I understand economy's expansion but not when it has the words "longest" in. A postwar expansion can only start after the war. So the reason for the word "longest"..?

A slowdown in spending by Japan's consumers may hinder the economy's longest postwar expansion.
  • se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The sentence assumes that all economies expand for a period, then stagnate or contract for a period, then begin expanding again. Sometimes the periods of expansion are long, sometimes they are short.
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