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

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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 violence ... their internal and external levels of peace ...
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 ... 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 ...
Armistice
... 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 ... Agreement 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 ... Dan Glickman in an effort to form a national peace academy akin to the national military academies ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word peace:

    We can’t forever be spending our lives paying for political follies that never gave us anything but always took from us, and I am content with the narrowest metes and bounds provided I have peace and quiet for work.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    “From those constellations turn
    Your eyes, and sleep; for every man
    Is living; and for peace upon
    His life should rest;
    This must everybody learn
    For mutual happiness; that trust
    Alone is best.”
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    Comfort, comfort ye my people, speak ye peace, thus saith our God;
    comfort those who sit in darkness mourning ‘neath their sorrows’ load.
    Speak ye to Jerusalem of the peace that waits for them;
    tell her that her sins I cover, and her warfare now is over.
    Johann G. Olearius (1611–1684)