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ante bellum, antebellum
Before the war.

Specifically, in the United States, before the "Civil War" or before "The War between the States".

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status quo ante bellum
The previous position before the war.

Commonly used in international dealings to indicate that there is to be a return to an earlier state of affairs that existed before a war.

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