Category Archives: 16 year olds

Komal, aged 16

The relationship between USA and USSR which developed after the World War Two is known as the Cold War. The “friendship” between USA and USSR only existed as they both had a common enemy which was Germany. It was understood that by 1946 the wartime friendship between the allies had fallen apart due to suspicion and they saw each other as profound enemies. Continue reading

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Lara, aged 16

The Dalai Lama is the temporal and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people; he received the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Human Rights Award and the Nobel Peace Prize. He is a man who embodies actions of peace. Continue reading

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Lukas, aged 16

The USA and USSR have fallen apart because at the end of WWII, the USSR has taken over the whole Eastern Europe, saying that they need a sphere of influence, a buffer zone in case that Germany rises back and tries attacking the USSR like they did before. Continue reading

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Nadia, aged 16

When you see someone in need, give them a helping hand.
Not so you can say you have done something good, for the sake of saying it, but for yourself, to be a better person, because you know it is the right thing to do. Continue reading

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Shivani, aged 16

What is peace? Generally, when people are asked this question, they would look it up in the dictionary and then answer by saying, “It is a state of quiet, freedom from war.” Factual but not accurately defined. It is not wrong by saying that peace signifies the absence of wars but it is also true that the word “peace” means a lot more. Continue reading

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Sonia, 16 ans

La paix est un mot qui signifie selon le dictionnaire quelque chose qui met fin à un conflit armée. Selon moi, la personne de ma connaissance qui incarne le plus cette action serait mon arrière grand-mère. Continue reading

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Tahir, aged 16

The cold war, a vast topic that is difficult to comprehend. The period of time when the world was in chaos and the two most dominant countries strive to attain world power and mass destruction was the main policy. There were lots of factors that endangered peace during this period of time. Continue reading

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Taliah, aged 16

Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. Continue reading

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Jong Woon, aged 16

- If one were to look up the term “World Peace” in a dictionary, chances are, it would be defined as something along the lines of tranquility and non-violence. However, world peace is much more than a world free of violence and war. Mother Teresa once said, “Peace begins with a smile.” Continue reading

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Jackline, aged 16

Peace can have different definitions according to the one who is giving the definition. When you hear the word peace not fighting comes to mind. To me peace is being able to live well with our fellow human beings and living in a safe and peaceful environment where everyone is given the chance to contribute. Continue reading

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Irina, aged 16

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? May 1945, Germany surrendered causing the Second World War to terminate. While major powers, USA USSR and Britain had assembled to fight against their common enemy, Germany, once defeated their good relationships were bound to erode. Continue reading

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Ambra, aged 16

There are constant threats to world peace all the time, and although they can be dangerous, harmful, and disastrous, they are not unstoppable. Continue reading

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Alexandre, 16 ans

Premièrement je deviens pacifiste. Je ne me bagarre pas, je ne fais pas d’insulte, de blagues racistes ou blessantes quelqu’un. Je suis polit et je menace personne, car la peur crée l’agression et ça s’oppose à la paix. Continue reading

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