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A. J. Muste

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Military History.

(1885–1967), minister, labor organizer, antiwar activist.

Born in the Netherlands, Muste studied at theological seminaries in the United States and became a minister in the Dutch...

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Bertha von Suttner

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — History.

In 1905, Bertha von Suttner (1843–1914) was awarded the prestigious, well-endowed Nobel Peace Prize. In making its first award to a woman recipient, the Nobel committee recognized Baroness...

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Blood-Feud

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

The custom of the blood-feud was common to Germanic societies in the early medieval period, underpinning many aspects of the familial and social organization of Anglo-Saxon England,...

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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Overview page. Subjects: History — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

(CND)

A British pressure group pledged to nuclear disarmament and to the abandonment of British nuclear weapons. CND was created in 1958 with the philosopher Bertrand Russell as...

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draft resistance and evasion

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Civil disobedience directed at government authorities responsible for administering a system of compulsory military service (draft resistance) and the measures taken to avoid draft...

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Greenham Common

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — History.

A village near Newbury, Berkshire, the site of a US cruise missile base which became a focus for anti-nuclear protests in the 1980s.

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Henri Dunant

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Military History.

Founder of the International Red Cross movement, Jean Henri (Henry) Dunant (1918–1939) was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on 8 May 1828 to a devoutly Calvinist family that stressed the...

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Nuclear Test Ban

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — World History.

(1963)

An international agreement not to test nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in outer space, or under water, signed by the USA, the Soviet Union, and the UK (but not France)....

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pacifism

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N.the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable and that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means.

pacifist n. & adj.

n.the belief that war and violence are...

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Petra Kelly

Overview page. Subjects: History — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

(1947–92)

German political leader. Formerly a member of the German Social Democratic Party, she became disillusioned with their policies and in 1979 co-founded the Green Party, a...

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