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II Themes, 10 Cosmopolis and Utopia

Dominique Gaurier

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 October 2023

History of international law — Peace keeping — Peace treaties — International peace and security — EU Treaty
This chapter considers the various projects which have been planned over nearly six centuries, aimed towards a perpetual peace between the European nations. These projects essentially concerned European countries from the Middle Ages up to the eve of our times, that is, the contemporary period up to the mid-20th century, including the creation of the UN just after the First World War. Considerable anxiety was felt as no year passed without war between any of the European nations. Indeed, since the birth of nations, the rivalry between them was acute, each...
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