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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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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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