At the end of WWI, world leaders thought they created a new wave of peace. After all, WWI was the “war to end all wars,” immediately after the war, the allied forces created unprecedented international agreements, like the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. With WWII, a much more devastating [conflict] emerging almost 20 years later, clearly these agreements did not "end all wars." Research has shown that the type of peace they were attempting to create was insufficient and positive peace should be considered as a viable means to create lasting peace. The difference between positive peace and normal peace is dramatic, both include the absence of violence, but positive peace goes much further. Positive peace incorporates nonviolence, compromises on both sides, and addresses the root causes of conflict. It is the best way to achieve sustainable world peace.
Richmond, Steven, "Building Positive Peace" (2020). Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings. 233.
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