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World Peace Order
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[German Version]

The project of a world peace order has been on the political agenda since the early 20th century, when a classic war between states twice transmogrified into a world war. After 1945 realization of a world peace order was blocked initially because world peace was enforced by a balance of mutually assured destruction (Deterrence) between the two imperial powers, the United States and the Soviet Union. When the confrontation of the Eastern and Western blocs ended in 1989/1990, implementation of a world p…

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Reuter, Hans-Richard, “World Peace Order”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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