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For the basketball player, see Metta World Peace.
The historic Blue Marble photograph
A peace symbol
World peace is an ideal of freedom, peace, and happiness among and within all nations and/or people. World peace is an idea of planetary non-violence by which nations willingly cooperate, either voluntarily or by virtue of a system of governance that prevents warfare. The term is sometimes used to refer to a cessation of all hostility among all individuals. For example, World Peace could be crossing boundaries viahuman rights, animal rights technology, education, engineering, medicine, diplomats and/or an end to all forms of fighting. Since 1945 the United Nations and the 5 permanent members of the Security Council (the US, Russia, China, France, and the UK) have worked to resolve conflicts without declarations of war. However, the United States and other nations have entered several military conflicts since that time. Even without a declaration of war, the use of military force prevents the realization of World Peace.
Contents * 1 Possibility * 2 World peace theories * 2.1 Various political ideologies * 2.1.1 Democratic peace theory * 2.2 Capitalism peace theory * 2.3 Cobdenism * 2.4 Mutual assured destruction * 2.5 United Nations Charter and International law * 2.6 Globalization * 2.7 Isolationism and non-interventionism * 2.8 Self-organized peace * 2.9 Economic norms theory * 3 Religious views * 3.1 Bahá'í Faith * 3.2 Buddhism * 3.3 Christianity * 3.4 Hinduism * 3.5 Islam * 3.6 Judaism * 3.7 Jainism * 3.8 Sikhism * 4 Economic implications * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links |
While world peace is theoretically possible, some believe that human nature inherently prevents it.This belief stems from the idea that humans are...