Pax Americana

Latin noun phrase
Pax Ame·​ri·​ca·​na | \ ˌpäks-ä-ˌme-ri-ˈkä-nä How to pronounce Pax Americana (audio) \

Definition of Pax Americana

: American peace used for the period of relative tranquility from circa 1945 to the present day in regions to which U.S. power has extended

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“Pax Americana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pax%20Americana. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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