What is peace?

  • (noun): A treaty to cease hostilities.
    Example: "Peace came on November 11th"
    Synonyms: peace treaty, pacification
    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:

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 ...
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 ... 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 violence ... ranks 158 countries on their internal and external levels of peace ...
Armistice
... be just a cessation of hostilities while an attempt is made to negotiate a lasting peace ... a modus vivendi and is not the same as a peace treaty, which may take months or even years to agree on ... of an armistice which has not been followed by a peace treaty ...

More definitions of "peace":

  • (noun): Harmonious relations; freedom from disputes.
    Example: "The roommates lived in peace together"
  • (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:

    Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 10:34.

    What a terrible thing has happened to us all! To you there, to us here, to all everywhere. Peace who was becoming bright-eyed, now sits in the shadow of death; her handsome champion has been killed as he walked by her very side. Her gallant boy is dead. What a cruel, foul, and most unnatural murder! We mourn here with you, poor, sad American people.
    Sean O’Casey (1884–1964)

    Peace is normally a great good, and normally it coincides with righteousness, but it is righteousness and not peace which should bind the conscience of a nation as it should bind the conscience of an individual; and neither a nation nor an individual can surrender conscience to another’s keeping.
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)