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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 term Pax Americana has been used both by proponents and critics of the U.S. foreign policies and thus it carries different connotations.

  • The crowd could tell itself that the new standard-bearer of the Pax Americana was a man who understood its concerns, but the embattled modernists and the critics of autocracy knew better.

    Autocracy and the Decline of the Arabs

  • Relative to its predecessors, the empire sometimes referred to as Pax Americana is not exceptionally exploitative, acquisitive, or genocidal.

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  • I'm not sure what Senator Obama thinks that mindset was, but I think the Bush/Cheney mindset was the neocon plan to establish a kind of Pax Americana over the Middle East, for all of the reasons they have spelled out ad nauseum, including projecting American power in that critical region, securing our oil supply and protecting Israel.

    Obama: I Will Have Cred With Muslim World

  • Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.

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  • Then there is the concern that the stability provided to Pax Americana by this regime for three decades will be torn apart.

    Egypt's 'Heroes With No Names'

  • The "far enemy" was the name they gave the U.S. It was halal , it was permissible, to war against the far enemy, to exploit its freedoms, in a campaign of vengeance against these regimes and the Pax Americana said to sustain them.

    Osama Bin Laden, Weak Horse

  • So, domestic shale gas for China may help integrate Beijing into a Pax Americana global system.

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  • This Pax Americana would require an aggressive, unilateral foreign policy free from the hindrances of multilateral organizations or treaties, as well as new military bases, and the will and ability to project American power anywhere.

    Joseph A. Palermo: An Unsanitized Look at the Origins of the Iraq War

  • If there is one thing that triggers a gag reflex in those of us from the English-speaking colonies of Pax Americana, it's the sentimentality.

    It's The Inaccuracy, Stupid


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