Peace Is The Absence Of War Analysis

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“As globalisation has helped to spread the culture of violence, it has also helped to spread the need for global peace”. The urge for peace increased so much that the strategy of winning a war at all cost switched to the strategy where preventing a war became more important. Because peace is such an essential factor in global society, adjectives are used to make the definition more detailed. Positive and negative peace were a result from these adjustments. (Umoh & Udoh, 2011) The question I’m going to answer is whether peace is merely the absence of war. In my opinion, this isn’t true and I’m going to explain my answer in this essay. Firstly I’ll mention the renewed definition of peace, which was a result of the new definition of violence.…show more content…
If there is war, there can’t be respect and tolerance between/among people or inner peace. Peace as ‘Gaia’ is also more difficult with the presence of war, because war brings destruction and (nuclear) weapons, which disturb the balance in and with the ecosphere. Although the absence of war may be an essential condition to reach peace, in every meaning, you can’t argue that it is the only condition which is needed. A good starting point doesn’t mean nothing else is needed to genuinely reach…show more content…
There is no universally accepted authority who can decide what peace is. This result in the chance that the definition of peace can be different between societies, groups and individuals. So for a society which is in war and armed conflicts, peace can be the absence of war. But comparable, a society which suffers from unfair structures and policies, sees peace as having justice and equal opportunities. (Francis, 2006) Because peace has a different meaning for everyone, arguing that peace is merely the absence of war would be oversimplified. It can be the meaning for some people, but it isn’t the general
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