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One of the most important goals which the world seeks today is peace. The
world hopes for a peace that will end wars and bring all nations together in coopera-
tive work for the benefit of all people.
It is known that if we are to accomplish this goal of peace among nations, we
must conquer the obstacles that stand in its way. Lasting peace cannot be reached
suddenly. It may take years and even centuries to obtain lasting peace for all nations.
Ever since the beginning of time, some have struggled to achieve itg today, many
more are working and hoping.
Over the centuries, many attempts for peace have been made. Within the past
twenty years, the two greatest attempts in the world toward achieving peaceful rela-
tions among peoples of the earth have been the defeating of the ruthless dictators
of World War II and the setting up of the great United Nations organization in
which nations of the world work to settle disputes arising from disagreements among
In World War II, the peace-loving countries of the world joined together and
stopped Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo from conquering the world and destroying all
chances of our ever having peace. After much fighting and bloodshed, the war was
finally over, but the ill feelings roused in the people of the warring nations continue
today, and resentment over their defeat is in the hearts of many people in the de-
feated nations. If there is to be peace, the peoples of the different countries must
learn to understand each other, understanding among nations being a definite part
of peaceful relations.
The United Nations, the greatest union there has ever been for peace, was organ-
ized so that the countries could discuss their problems intelligently without war.
Many disputes have been settled, such as the Iranian oil problem and the Korean
War conflict, but there will always be new problems which must be discussed and
settled. The United Nations' greatest job is to settle these disputes without having
the conflicting countries resort to armed methods. The United Nations' ability to
bring countries together in the future will depend on the countries themselves. No
one is able to foretell the countless accomplishments that the United Nations organ-
ization will be able to make in the years to come.
Though peace is sometimes defined as "freedom from war or strife," the peace
of the world could mean much more than just freedom from war. It could mean that
all countries would get together and work to conquer devastating diseases, such as
polio, cancer, and tuberculosis, diseases which are killing so many men, women, and
children all over the world. It could mean that instead of using atomic power to
make greater A-bombs and H-bombs to destroy lands and people, scientists would
work together to put this great atomic force to work in benefiting the peoples of the
Total peace could also mean that the more fortunate countries would help the
less fortunate and backward ones, like China and Korea today, for we must remem-
ber that anti-peace movements thrive when people do not know where their next
meal is coming from.
Yes, peace, real peace, is the goal of the whole world. Though the world today
may be on the right road to peace, the road has many curves, and until these curves
-one being war-are straightened out, people must go on hoping, working, and
praying to God that someday there will be a warless world with freedom for men
of all nations.
Mary Etta Ryan
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