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A state of relative international peace regarded as overseen by the US (or the UK)
- ‘There is no place in the Pax Americana envisioned by the Bush administration for even formal self-determination.’
- ‘However, Pax Americana had produced the following fundamental changes in the world order, sowing the currently seeds of their antagonistic mutual relations.’
- ‘We arguably benefit much more from the Pax Americana than the Yanks do themselves.’
- ‘For the most part, the arguments favoring a Pax Americana have not been developed beyond short articles or op-ed pieces.’
- ‘You tell me my son died to spread the cancer of Pax Americana, imperialism in the Middle East.’
- ‘Rather, he argued, the true objective of the war was an effort to impose a Pax Americana on the region.’
- ‘Today we have entered into a dangerous Pax Americana for North American missions.’
- ‘They are about imposing a Pax Americana from Georgia to the Phillipines.’
- ‘Despite the threat of international terror, the era is still one of Pax Americana.’
- ‘In practical terms, the foregoing discussion provides several useful lessons for future intervention in pursuit of Pax Americana.’
- ‘The Bush administration is relearning those lessons in the gory outcome of its attempted Pax Americana.’
- ‘The era of the Pax Britannia had ended; the Pax Americana had begun.’
- ‘Today the world is confronted with Pax Americana on a most insidious scale.’
- ‘The Pax Americana of today is somewhat similar to the Pax Romana of the first century.’
- ‘For American Christian missions to ride the coattails of the civil religion of Pax Americana, even unintentionally, is a detriment to the gospel.’
- ‘The Bush administration appears intent on an imperial Pax Americana based on U.S. military supremacy.’
- ‘The visit of President Clinton last November was a major stage in promoting pan-Irish nationalist objectives under the overall embrace of a Pax Americana.’
- ‘Personally, I wouldn't vote for either of the two charlatans currently vying for control of Pax Americana.’
- ‘Notwithstanding this, there is not going to be a Pax Americana.’
Late 19th century: Latin, literally ‘American peace’, after Pax Romana.
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