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1795
"Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch"

Peace on earth will never come in a happily ever after moment. There will always be conflicts between individual people and between nations. But it would be much easier to create and maintain a more peaceful, just and sustainable world, if there were institutions and channels and tools to make it easier to more fairly and justly work out our differences, and to discuss mutually beneficial ways to work together on shared problems and interests. Today the United Nations includes representatives from nearly every country in the world. It provides a forum for nations to air their grievances, and the opportunities to work together for their shared interests. Although flawed, it represents humanity's intention to strive towards becoming a peaceful community of nations. The concept of creating this ideal state of an interconnected, interdependent global community is not a new one. In 1795, German Philosopher Immanuel Kant outlined the idea of a 'league of nations' in his monumental work, Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch. He did not advocate creating a single world government, but instead proposed that all nations should be free, respect their citizens' natural rights, and welcome foreign visitors as equal and fellow rational beings. This would help control conflicts and promote peace between countries, thus creating a peaceful community of nations.


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MILESTONES

c.380 BC
"Republic"

1215
Magna Carta

1516
"Utopia"

1528
"On Civil Power"

1625
"On The Law
of War and Peace"

1648
Peace of Westphalia

1650-1799
Enlightenment

1689
"Two Treatises of Government"

1762
"Social Contract"

July 4, 1776
US Declaration of Independence

September 17, 1787
US Constitution

August 26, 1789
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

September 25, 1789
US Bill of Rights

1793
Department of Peace

1795
"Perpetual Peace"

May 18, 1899
Hague Peace Conference

1901
Nobel Peace Prize

January 8, 1918
14 Points

June 28, 1919
League of Nations

1933
The New Deal

January 6, 1941
The Four Freedoms

October 24, 1945
The United Nations

August, 1947
World Federalist Movement

December 10, 1948
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1955
"Let There Be
Peace On Earth"

1956
The Beloved Community

1960-1963
The New Frontier

1963-1969
The Great Society

1970
Earth Day

October 11, 1971
"Imagine"

1981
International Day of Peace

1985
77 Theses on the Care of the Earth

1988
Global Cooperation for a Better World

1991
Earth Constitution

1992
UNESCO
Culture of Peace Programme

1992
"4000 Ideas & Dreams for a Better World"

1995
Earth Magna Charta

1995
"When Corporations Rule The World"

1996
"Peace On Earth Millennium"

1997
Appeal of the Nobel Laureates

1998
"Conscious Evolution"

May 11-15, 1999
Hague Appeal for Peace

January 1, 2000
One Day In Peace

June 29, 2000
The Earth Charter

September, 2000
Millennium Development Goals

January 25-30, 2001
World Social Forum

October, 2001
"Better World Handbook"

2005
Clinton Global Initiative

July 18, 2007
The Elders

September 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street