The Elusive Peace

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Social Studies
World War II

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The Elusive Peace

In order to understand why peace is so hard to achieve, we first must understand the basic human requirements that are necessary for peace to grow. 1. Freedom of Speach2. Freedom of Choice: whether that be religion or culture3. Meeting of Basic Human NeedsNow that it is understood the situation that must be present in a population in order for peace to exist, we can now look into the reason that peace proved to be so elusive in the 2oth century.1. Imperialism2. Nationalism

Failed Attempts at Peace Pre-WW2

1914 - WW11918 - Treaty of Versailles1920 - Creation of the League of Nations1946 - Abolishment of the League

Treaty of Versailles -unrealistic expectations without support from others (war reparations act)-failure of appeasementLeague Of Nations- no power, no force: without declaring war, use force to maintain peace, to stop threatening countries BEFORE something happens- not enough SUPPORT: everyone needs to be on board on the same page (where was America?)- disagreements between countries on how to handle and deal with situations and lack of compromise and understanding- could not act quickly, was not efficientGreed-Countries need more, more land, more territory, won't help someone else if it doesn't benefit them in one way or anotherWilson's 14 points -Wilson believed his 14 points would bring peace to Europe but they were ignored in the creation of the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations

What is Peace?

Peace is not the absence of warPeace is the affective prevention of war


An Elusive Peace“If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.”― Napoleon Bonaparte

Why was Peace so Unachievable



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