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:

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 ... on their internal and external levels of 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 signed ... 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 ... oil fields of Venezuela and Mexico? Clearly, world peace must be our number one priority ... the first task of statecraft to preserve peace so that brave men need not die in battle ...
Armistice
... 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 ... of an armistice which has not been followed by a peace treaty ...
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 ...

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:

    But your discretions better can persuade
    Than I am able to instruct or teach,
    And therefore, as we hither came in peace,
    So let us still continue peace and love.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
    For he knows that God is his Saviour.
    For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
    Christopher Smart (1722–1771)

    We must endeavor to forget our former love for them [the British] and to hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)