The Book of Peace: A Collection of Essays on War and Peace (Classic Reprint)

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I. How much accomplished already. Success cause has been much beyond the means used, cc tively greater than in any kindred enterprise. F fully aware how much has already been gained. More than twenty years preceding the commencen our efforts, the wars of Christendom are supposed wasted more than and sacrificed than nine millions of lives; but its general peace h preserved since 1815 by the various agencies an ences which constitute the cause of peace. The sen of the civilized world on this subject are very now from what they were fifty years ago; and diff which would then have involved nations in conic frequently been settled with scarce a thought of my each other's blood for the purpose. Leading cabinets become far more pacific than formerly; their services generously been tendered, in a variety of instances, to the threatened honors of war; and other expedients a resort to the sword for the adjustment of interna difficulties, are fast coming to form the established] of Christendom. Let this process continue fifty longer, and it will be well-nigh impossible to it civilized nations in war.

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