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Immanuel Kant's Definition Of Ritual Peace

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Immanuel Kant gives two definitions of perpetual peace. In his first definition, he states that in order for perpetual peace to be achieved, the constitution of every state has to be republican. For under a republican constitution, the people do not have much power, which means they do not have consent to declare war. Which he believes is good because they need resources which can be expensive. furthermore, reparation after the war can be costly (pg. 21). His second idea for as to do with states. He believes the only way for perpetual peace is if a league of nation is created. As he states, “Peace cannot be established or secured except by a compact among nations” (pg. 123). He goes on to state that, war is even more evitable if states are
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