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Pax

noun [U] uk   /pæks/ us  
a period of peace that has been forced on a large area, such as an empire or even the whole world, by the most powerful nation of that time: Pax Romana (= the peace forced by Rome on its empire) The vice president promised that there would be no attempt to impose a Pax Americana on the region.
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