Peace

Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. In international relations, peacetime is not only the absence of war or violent conflict, but also the presence of positive and respectful cultural and economic relationships.

Read more about PeaceEtymology, Religious Beliefs and Peace, Justice and Injustice, Monuments, Theories, Peace and Conflict Studies, Measuring and Ranking Peace

Other articles related to "peace":

Armistice
... be just a cessation of hostilities while an attempt is made to negotiate a lasting peace ... An armistice is a modus vivendi and is not the same as a peace treaty, which may take months or even years to agree on ... is a major example of an armistice which has not been followed by a peace treaty ...
United States Institute Of Peace - History
... The idea behind the formation of a peace organization in the United States dates to the first years of the republic ... In 1783, George Washington called for the adoption of a "proper Peace Establishment." Almost two-hundred years after Washington circulated his vision to the states President Ronald Reagan signed the United States ... Dan Glickman in an effort to form a national peace academy akin to the national military academies ...
Vietnam Syndrome - Reagan's Speech To The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
... Alluding to the Paris Peace Accords (signed by the Nixon administration) as an undesirable example of compromise that needed to be avoided in the future, Reagan claimed that Carter's policies of Détente ... rich oil fields of Venezuela and Mexico? Clearly, world peace must be our number one priority ... It is the first task of statecraft to preserve peace so that brave men need not die in battle ...
Le Duc Tho - Nobel Peace Prize
... Tho and Henry Kissinger were jointly awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in negotiating the Paris Peace Accords ... However, Thọ declined to accept the award, since there was still no peace agreement ...
Measuring and Ranking Peace
... Although peace is widely perceived as something intangible, various organizations have been making efforts to quantify and measure it ... The Global Peace Index produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace is a known effort to evaluate peacefulness in countries based on 23 indicators of the presence/absence of ... edition of the Index ranks 158 countries on their internal and external levels of peace ...

Famous quotes containing the word peace:

    Better and safer is an assured peace than a victory hoped for. The one is in your own power, the other is in the hands of the gods.
    Titus Livius (Livy)

    It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    Imagine that it is you yourself who are erecting the edifice of human destiny with the aim of making men happy in the end, of giving them peace and contentment at last, but that to do that it is absolutely necessary, and indeed quite inevitable, to torture to death only one tiny creature, the little girl who beat her breast with her little fist, and to found the edifice on her unavenged tears—would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?
    Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881)