Belle epoque



the period (1871–1914) between the end of the Franco-Prussian War and the outbreak of World War I, characterized by relative peacefulness in Western Europe and by marked advances and productivity in the arts, literature, technology, etc.
Contemporary Examples

France’s Valerie Trierweiler Tweets Against Segolene Royal Tracy McNicoll June 11, 2012
In War-Torn Ukraine, Savva Libkin’s Delicious Recipes for Survival Anna Nemtsova August 11, 2014

noun
the period of comfortable well-established life in Europe before World War I

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