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    Does settlement mean solution here?

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    The art of medicine
    Defending democracy and the National Health Service

    The dismantling of the National Health Service (NHS)
    and of the welfare state proceeds apace. The historic
    settlement of 1948, born of the recession of the
    1920s and 1930s and the carnage of World War 2, is
    being picked apart systematically by the UK’s Coalition
    Government, which ironically includes the remnants of
    the Liberal Party that played such an important part in
    building the foundations of the welfare state in 1906
    and 1911. In 1906, in the aftermath of the Second
    Boer War, about a third of working-class recruits to the
    armed forces were found to be unit for military service
    on account of physical stunting and poor health—this
    despite 100 years of global economic domination by
    the British Empire. Fearful of the rise of Germany as a

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    Re: Does settlement mean solution here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    I would understand it as more of an agreement than a solution. There were many factions with differing ideas and the "settlement" mentioned here seems to indicate an agreement among the various parties.
    Thank you.

    What does "to be unit" mean in the context?

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