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  1. Of the time period prior to a war.
A renewed sense of national pride arose in Hitler's Germany.
  1. In the United States of America, of the period prior to the American civil war, Civil War, especially in reference to the culture of the southern states.
Slavery was an accepted part of plantation life.
    Etymology: L ante {before} + bellum {war}

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