What is peace?

  • (noun): Harmonious relations; freedom from disputes.
    Example: "The roommates lived in peace together"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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.

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Some articles on peace:

Armistice
... 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 ...
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 ... of the Index ranks 158 countries on 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ... declined to accept the award, since there was still no peace agreement ...

More definitions of "peace":

  • (noun): The general security of public places.
    Example: "He was arrested for disturbing the peace"
    Synonyms: public security
  • (noun): The state prevailing during the absence of war.

Famous quotes containing the word peace:

    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief.
    Wendell Berry (b. 1934)

    So in peace our tasks we ply,
    Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;
    In our arts we find our bliss,
    I have mine and he has his.
    Unknown. Pangur Ban (l. 25–28)

    It is essential that none of the other great powers shall secure these islands [Hawaii]. Such a possession would not consist with our safety and with the peace of the world.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)