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Antebellum: Literally, before the war.
General historical term referring to the period within the Imperium
before the Civil War, specifically 210
The antebellum period was characterized by expansion of
the Imperium with large-scale colonization efforts, integration of numerous
regions into Imperial society, and an overall mood of growth and exploration.
With the end of the antebellum period, the Imperium turned more attention
inward and devoted resources to internal development and consolidation.