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Pax Britannica

[bri-tan-i-kuh] /brɪˈtæn ɪ kə/
noun
1.
a peace imposed by Great Britain upon hostile nations, especially in the 19th century.
Origin of Pax Britannica
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Latin: British peace
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  • For the first time in its history, India was firmly united under one rule—the rule of the Pax Britannica.

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
  • Pax Britannica has been one of the greatest boons that the West has conferred upon the East.

  • The ægis of the Pax Britannica—if you will pardon the expression—was over me.

  • But this stupendous conflict shows that the "Pax Britannica" has not succeeded in averting wars.

  • Reader: Then you will contend that the Pax Britannica is a useless encumbrance?

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi

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