What is peace?

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 ... ranks 158 countries on their internal and external levels of peace ...
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 ... the award, since there was still no peace agreement ...
Armistice
... 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 ... Korean War Armistice Agreement is a major example of an armistice which has not been followed by a peace treaty ...
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 ... proximity to the 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 ...
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 ... Dan Glickman in an effort to form a national peace academy akin to the national military academies ... followed from a 1981 recommendation of a commission formed to examine the peace academy issue appointed by President Jimmy Carter and chaired by Matsunaga ...

More definitions of "peace":

  • (noun): The general security of public places.
    Example: "He was arrested for disturbing the peace"
    Synonyms: public security
  • (noun): Harmonious relations; freedom from disputes.
    Example: "The roommates lived in peace together"
  • (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)

    ... geometry became a symbol for human relations, except that it was better, because in geometry things never go bad. If certain things occur, if certain lines meet, an angle is born. You cannot fail. It’s not going to fail; it is eternal. I found in rules of mathematics a peace and a trust that I could not place in human beings. This sublimation was total and remained total. Thus, I’m able to avoid or manipulate or process pain.
    Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911)

    Although I could lament in the language and feelings of David for Absalom, I am constrained to say, peace to his manes. Let us weep for the living, and not for the dead.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)