The world is a state of tranquility and stability. If a country is in the world, there is order, harmony and tolerance, its people feel safe and live in relative prosperity. If there is peace in every country, there will be peace in the world. Unfortunately, world peace is just a dream.
Throughout history there have been wars; two world wars in the 20 th century, no region of the world has escaped. The African continent has experienced more than 20 civil wars since 2005. One of the recent conflicts is the Syrian revolution, which led to the deaths of more than 70,000 people by early 2013. North Korea, China, Pakistan and Iran continue to be armed with nuclear weapons and there are fears of a third world war where these weapons will be used. One thing is for sure, the use of nuclear weapons can destroy the earth.
What are the causes of these conflicts that destroy peace and life? The most frequent reasons are greed for resources, a thirst for power and disagreement in ideology.
Many conflicts are the result of one nation, which fights against other people’s resources, including land, water, and oil. Others seek to expand their territory and power. Great historical conquerors such as Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan unleashed a war with many countries for both of these reasons. In modern times, many conflicts arose because of different interests and ideologies. As long as these factors exist, peace can not be achieved. This is the nature of man, his greed, his desire to dominate others and intolerance, which led to violence and destruction throughout the ages.
Does this mean that there is no hope for peace in the whole world? I think no. There are groups of people around the world who believe that something can be done to achieve universal agreement. The first step is to start with yourself. We must practice self-control and tolerance in person. We must wean our children from violence. When harmonious relations become a way of life in a nation, there will be peace in this country. And if each nation accepts a culture of peace, there is a hope that peace will be at peace.
The key to the world begins with us. Accept the world as a personal value, pass on messages to other people, support peacekeeping efforts at every level and change it all. We have the strength to make peace in the world a reality.