Category Archives: 15 year olds

Karina, aged 15

In our 21st century there is a lot of scientific and technological progress which helps us get a better life, however humanity cannot overcome a painful heritage of the past centuries, wars. Wars occur because of misunderstandings between individuals, groups or countries and because of wrong government policies. Continue reading

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Kristina, aged 15

Jade is a lovely little girl aged fourteen. She goes to school in Canada and loves it very much. She has long brown hair and bright hazel eyes. Jade is a really sweet, original and giving little girl. She is also very generous and loves to help people. Jade really cares about the environment surrounding her and she believes in respect. Continue reading

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Megan, 15 ans

La paix est l’absence de guerre entre pays, peuples, villes et états. La paix est un synonymes de la non violence. Vers la fin des années 60 et dans les années 70 il y a eu une grande tendances du “Peace and Love’’. Pour avoir la paix entre la famille, les amis et autre personnes il faut avoir une paix intérieure chez l’individu et ne pas dégager la violence envers autrui. Continue reading

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Na Kyung, aged 15

In modern days, most people define peace as a situation in which there are no wars or violent conflicts going on in a country or in the world. However, the word peace should be defined in a different way. For example, in the story called The Three Little Pigs, a wolf blows pigs’ houses away. Continue reading

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Neel, aged 15

I heard a journalist a few meters away quote Michale Nauman from the ARD news channel, ”In Germany, people put pressure on government by assembling in large numbers but they don’t go for hunger strikes.” Continue reading

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Nik, aged 15

This quote comes from a time when the UN had to try to keep peace in a world threatened by the Cold War. By 1949, what were the dangers to peace? There was no peace in the world for a very long time in the 20th century. Firstly, there was World War I, then Second World War. It seems that after these horrible events there should have been time for a truce, but was it actually so? A new threat was emerging, the Cold War. Continue reading

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Nzilani, aged 15

A scream. A flash of blinding light. A heavy weight on top of me. Screaming. Pain. Then, I hear a voice. “Don’t move.” It says. I can’t tell whether the voice is a man or a woman, or if it’s trying to help me or indifferent. All I know are the words. “It’s very important. You can’t move. Don’t sit up, don’t move your eyes, and don’t move anything.” Continue reading

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Raeena, aged 15

The Cold War began right after World War Two. It was a period of global tension and submissive hostility. The Cold War was mainly developed due to the poor affiliation between USA and USSR. Rather than trying to encourage peace after the devastating World war Three, these countries were building up suspicion and were at the verge of fighting another war. Continue reading

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Rohan, aged 15

It is believed that during the time that the United Nations was established, maintaining peace was extremely difficult and became the primary goal of the United Nations, during the Cold War (1947-1953). One of the biggest threats in disrupting the peace around 1949, is thought to be the conflict in Palestine and the Arab-Israeli war. Continue reading

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Samuel, aged 15

The Cold war was a proxy war between the two superpowers of the world, the U.S.A and the USSR. It lasted about 44 years and ended with the fall of the Soviet Union. There were various situations during the Cold War period that threatened the peace. Between 1947 and 1991 there were about 26 different noticeable problems. Continue reading

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Sandra, aged 15

Peace is more than not having war. It is a much broader matter that concerns all people. It is freedom from disturbance. It is freedom from violence. It is freedom from civil disorder, dispute or dissension between individuals or groups. It is a treaty agreeing to cessation of war between states. Peace is the resolution of conflict. Continue reading

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Sarah, aged 15

Martin Luther King Jr was one of the most influential men ever known. He fought ceaselessly for the rights of black people and was admired by many people, including myself. Continue reading

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Selina, aged 15

Peace, often defined as the absence of war
But why should ‘peace’ be absence of cruelty at its core?
This word, to me, seems almost just too shallow
When so many people around the world have hearts so sore Continue reading

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Sydney, aged 15

The words had been read and examined time and time again, so that they had become engrained in her mind, an omnipresent thought that drove her strife for survival. At the moment, a chilly mid-December’s night in 1996, she found herself studying the phrase once more, the words resurrected by the dim candlelight dancing over the pages of her notebook Continue reading

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Victoria, aged 15

Peace is not just the absence of war and violence, but is also viewed as peace of mind, harmony, tranquility and serenity. Many people can contribute to peace, and many do, but if everyone in the world could contribute to peace, the world would be a better place. Continue reading

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Vidana, 15 ans

Je lève les yeux vers le ciel et je me demande où est passée notre consicence ?
Comment peut-on finir avec la vie de quelqu’un sans raison juste et pouvoir dormir le soir ?
Nos valeurs où sont-ils passées ?
Prenez un moment, pensez ! Continue reading

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Jeong-hyun, aged 15

It is our homework to keep the peace, for me, for you and for all of us. Even though we wish to have the peace, the world is not peaceful yet. Lots of incidents and crimes are occurring at the moment and the wars are still continuing. Continue reading

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Xavier, aged 15

During 1949, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (N.A.T.O) was formed. N.A.T.O was created during the cold war, to stop communism from spreading and taking over other countries. The Original Twelve nations that were in N.A.T.O from the start were; Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, France, Portugal, Iceland, United Kingdom, Italy, United States. Continue reading

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Ieva, aged 15

Peace was very important before and after 1949, because World War II had just ended and everybody was experiencing its consequences.USSR and USA had become the superpowers, their decisions and relationships influenced European and world politics. Continue reading

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Helena, aged 15

Jim still remembers the green leaves in the summer. By the lake he and Elsa were embraced like intertwined roots of a tree. Above them was the mosaic of vivid yellows and greens coming from the flourished branches covering pieces of the sun. The foliage, so strong and beautiful sang in the warm wind; unlike the creased and craggy leaves crinkling under his rapid steps, leaving Elsa and the others away. Continue reading

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