The most significant moments of peace in history

The most significant moments of peace in history

For many centuries, the world has been marked by wars and conflicts which have resulted in considerable human losses and infrastructure damages. Violence has reigned in many parts of the world. For example, during the two World Wars many casualties happened; many people died trying to fight for their religious freedom; or else many people died of racial discrimination.

That is why the defender of peace Prem Rawat said that the major problem of people from any country in the world is due to violence. Even so, the world did know some peaceful moments, when ceasefire was announced and people could enjoy serene life. This article is an insight on the most significant moments of peace in human history. They are not ranked in any order though.

The end of the apartheid in South Africa

The apartheid was a socio-political system in South Africa which maintained that the White minority rule over the country. The system deprived Black people of their rights as they were discriminated against because of their races, color of complexion and facial features.

The regime had lasted from 1948 until the early1990s. From 1990 to 1993, after a series of negotiations and through the unilateral steps by the government of the South African president F.W. de Klerk, the apartheid was abolished. Since then, people have been granted rights to vote despite their skin colors. The ANC or the African National Congress won the election.

The political activist Nelson Mandela was acquitted from his life imprisonment in 1990. Since then, colored people in South Africa have been free from discrimination.

Tearing Down of the Berlin Wall

On August 13, 1961, a great wall was erected in Berlin to prevent Western “fascists” from entering East Germany. Fascists were rejected for their undermining the socialist state in East Germany. In other words, East German officials said the erection of the big separating wall in Berlin was ordered to prevent the Western capitalism and culture to influence the communist regime in the East.

Yet, the main purpose of the wall was to prevent mass defections from East Germany to the West. Eighty people died trying to cross from the East to West Berlin. In November 1989, as the Cold War began to spread across Eastern Europe, the representative of the Communist Party in East Berlin declared that it was essential to open up with West Berlin.

Such a decision led to the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in November 1991, which has granted citizens freedom to cross the borders.

The Industrial revolution (1760-1840)

The Industrial Revolution which began in the 18th century has brought tremendous advancement in the life of humanity. This was when industrialization took place in the agricultural societies. The revolution led to many inventions, namely the transcontinental railroad and electricity. Other remarkable inventions including the cotton gin brought improvement in people's lives.

When the first trains and steamboats were invented, people could travel long distances. The creation of factories opened up job opportunities for many people. The Industrial Revolution brought peace in the lives of many people as they became more efficient in their work and life has become more enjoyable.

Again, this supports what Prem Rawat said in his message of peace for humanity which stated that tranquility is what people in the world need most.

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