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Misa, aged 14

I have recently been made to think about the theme “peace”. I think that peace is something produced as soon as everyone on the universe cooperate and respect each other. For example, when the Great Touhouku earthquake in Japan happened last March. Even though it was a natural disaster, many people were washed away by the tsunami and were crushed under debris. Continue reading

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Scarlett, aged 14

Peace is not just the absence of war, it is much more complicated. It is a goal so great it is almost impossible to achieve. People do not know where to start when asked how to achieve it. This is because we are aiming too high to reach. We need to focus our attention on the different aspects of peace, the different areas. Continue reading

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Helena, aged 14

On the night of the 12th to the 13th of August 1961, the construction of the Berlin Wall began. It was the new beginning of the separation of East andWest Berlin, a delicate and effective plan for the GDR (German Democratic Republic) to keep the East Berliners from escaping to the West. The Eastern side of the wall was controlled by the Soviets who seemed to make up strict and ongoing rules which allowed for little freedom and peace in society. Continue reading

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Grace, aged 14

What is “peace”? There are several definitions; however, there are two main concepts that are universally recognized. Peace can be defined as a state of tranquility or quiet, or the lack of warring and violence. Unfortunately, those two generalized ideas are extremely sparse and dry, lacking so much detail. They don’t leave much to the imagination at all. Continue reading

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Francesca, aged 14

I think that Dag Hammarskjold’s quotation, “Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each of us. To build a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just.” is a perfect statement describing the personal foundations needed for world peace. Continue reading

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Chris, aged 14

To build a world with peace you must stay passive and not take any sides; picking sides may just lead to more conflict. For a leader to maintain peace it is always important to think about the consequences of his actions, with action there is always consequence. Continue reading

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Charlotte, aged 14

Peace is tranquility and the absence of war. But it is much more than not participating in physical violence. Political unrest takes roots in feelings of anger and jealousy that we all have. It is human nature but we can learn to not assume the worst in people. Continue reading

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