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- proper n. The period of relative peace in the Western world since the end of World War II in 1945, coinciding with the military and economic dominance of the United States.
Latin. By analogy with Pax Romana. (Wiktionary)
The succeeding Pax Americana was preferable to the alternatives displayed in Berlin and Moscow, and however grotesque and absurd the extravagances of American politics might seem, there was an innocence, of sorts, behind the grotesquerie.