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Many theories as to how world peace could be achieved have been proposed. Several of these are listed below. Peace through strength[ edit ] Main article: Peace through strength The term is traced back to the Roman Emperor Hadrian reigned AD — but the concept is as old as the recorded history.
I have set for thee the might, victory and strength of thy mighty sword in every land I assign them to thy mighty sword I have thy terror in every heart I have set thy fear in every country, thy fear encircles the mountains, and the chiefs tremble at the mention of thee But the inauguration of such a glorious century of peace demands from us abandonment of old conceptions of peace.
The new Angel of Peace must no longer be pictured as a charming but helpless lady with an olive branch in her hand, but like the Goddess of Justice with a balance in her left and a sword in her right; or like the Archangel Michael, with a fiery sword and wings of steel, fighting the devil to restore and protect the peace of heaven.
Informer US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter envisaged that the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific will make the region "peaceful" through "strength": You, and your fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines will solidify the rebalance, you will make this network work, and you will help the Asia-Pacific And play the role only America can play You'll do so with strength.
World Peace! Ever since, man has struggled for peace. There have been many efforts put forth that intend to alleviate conflicts and restore peaceful relationships. Marxism: World peace via world revolution. Leon Trotsky, a Marxist theorist, assumed that a proletariat world revolution would lead to world peace. Democratic peace theory. Proponents of the democratic peace theory claim that strong empirical evidence exists that democracies never or rarely wage war against each other. “World peace” is this ever-elusive thing that is always talked about, always strived for, and often accepted as an impossible possibility. But it’s really not that hard to achieve There’s one secret to generating peace in yourself, in the people around you, and the people around the world.
The US force posture combined with the allies will "preserve peace through strength. World peace via world revolution[ edit ] World peace would be a consequence of the anarchist communist world. According to the dialectic materialist theory of Karl Marx, the humanity is divided in just 2 classes in capitalism, the proletarians -that do not possess the means of production- and the bourgeoisie -that possesses the means of production- once that the communist revolution, that shall abolish the private propriety of the means of production, World peace in the perspective of happened, humanity will not be divided anymore and a lot of changes will happen.
Through a period called socialism the dictatorship of the proletarians will take charge of getting rid of the last vestiges of capitalism, and help to make the revolution worldwide. Once the private propriety have been abolished worldwide, the state will not longer be useful and will disappear, because the government only exists to protect the dominant class, effectively dominating with violence and fear the submitted class, but there will not be classes anymore, and therefore none will require to dominate anyone.
Instead organisations of workers will manage the production of things, but no organisation will have any military power, neither police force or prisons.
The main principle of Marx's theory is that the material conditions limit the spiritual conditions. People will not be violent but respecting, peaceful and altruistic, because the material conditions will finally allow them to be so.
They do not longer need to live just aiming to earn money, but they live to develop themselves spiritually. With the material problems solved, and everyone receiving education and being provided the appropriate circumstances for their intellectual development, there will not any problem, and society will work getting from each one what one has the capacity to give, and providing to each one what one need.
Leon Trotsky argued that a proletariat world revolution would lead to world peace. Capitalism peace theory[ edit ] In her essay "The Roots of War", Ayn Rand held that the major wars of history were started by the more controlled economies of the time against the freer ones and that capitalism gave mankind the longest period of peace in history—a period during which there were no wars involving the entire civilized world—from the end of the Napoleonic wars in to the outbreak of World War I inwith the exceptions of the Franco-Prussian Warthe Spanish—American Warand the American Civil War —which notably occurred in perhaps the most liberal economy in the world at the beginning of the industrial revolution.
Cobdenism[ edit ] Proponents of Cobdenism claim that by removing tariffs and creating international free trade wars would become impossible, because free trade prevents a nation from becoming self-sufficientwhich is a requirement for long wars.
However, free trade does not prevent a nation from establishing some sort of emergency plan to become temporarily self-sufficient in case of war or that a nation could simply acquire what it needs from a different nation. A good example of this is World War Iduring which both Britain and Germany became partially self-sufficient.
This is particularly important because Germany had no plan for creating a war economy. More generally, free trade—while not making wars impossible—can make wars, and restrictions on trade caused by wars, very costly for international companies with production, research, and sales in many different nations.
Thus, a powerful lobby—unless there are only national companies—will argue against wars. Mutual assured destruction[ edit ] Mutual assured destruction is a doctrine of military strategy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two opposing sides would effectively result in the destruction of both belligerents.
United Nations Charter and international law[ edit ] After World War II, the United Nations was established by the United Nations Charter to "save successive generations from the scourge of war which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind" Preamble.
The Preamble to the United Nations Charter also aims to further the adoption of fundamental human rights, to respect obligations to sources of international law as well as to unite the strength of independent countries in order to maintain international peace and security. All treaties on international human rights law make reference to or consider "the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and "peace in the world".
DPCW is proclaimed as a law for peace, which promotes the engagement of civil society actors, by provoking their advocacy and promoting voluntary practices of democratic values, as peace is considered difficult to be achieved only by the voices of the elites or with current institutions.
Prohibit the threat or use of force; 2. Reduce war potential and repurpose weapons to benefit humanity; 3.Re-examining the role of religion in world peace 24 Sep The following perspective piece is based on remarks delivered by Chong Ming Hwee, on .
World Peace! Ever since, man has struggled for peace. There have been many efforts put forth that intend to alleviate conflicts and restore peaceful relationships. No serious attempt to set human affairs aright, to achieve world peace, can ignore religion.
Man’s perception and practice of it are largely the stuff of history. An eminent historian described religion as a “faculty of human nature”. Re-examining the role of religion in world peace Jakarta— 24 Sep — The following perspective piece is based on remarks delivered by Chong Ming Hwee, on 6 September to the 1st Annual Malang International Peace Conference.
The purpose of this chapter is to offer a Buddhist perspective on the question of peace. I would like to discuss three dimensions of peace and the contributions a Buddhist understanding may make to their achievement.
These are inner peace; peace in the community of humankind; and ecological peace or. Perspectives on World Peace & Religious Harmony We are pleased to offer these excepts on world peace and religious harmony based on interviews with holy people of different spiritual paths.
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