Pax Americana

Disciplines: History, Latin, Political Science

Latin for "American Peace", meaning the era of relative peace, especially after World War II, established with the military power of the United States.

The phrase implies a positive view of the U.S. influence, and is derived from Pax Romana, the Roman Peace.

Similarly phrased relative peace eras in history, in chronological order, include Pax Romana, Pax Mongolica, Pax Ottomana, Pax Hispanica, Pax Britannica, and Pax Europaea.


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