backdrop noun

ADJ. dramatic, magnificent, perfect, picturesque, romantic | economic, historical, political

VERB + BACKDROP have | provide

PREP. against a/the ~ of The conference begins this week against a backdrop of unmitigated gloom. | ~ for The Alps provided the perfect backdrop for a romantic holiday. | ~ of The large bay has a superb backdrop of mountains. | ~ to War is more than just a dramatic backdrop to the novel.