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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:21 PM   #1

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I was wondering what is the longest period of peace each country has had in their history?
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I was wondering what is the longest period of peace each country has had in their history?
Do you mean peace, as in no wars being fought in a specific country?

Or do you mean peace, as in not waging war at all?

If the latter, I'm guessing we will be looking at a lot of modern examples.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:30 PM   #3

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I was looking for country specific, so for example US's longest period, France's longest period and so on. Pretty much anytime in the country's history.
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For rome, the Pax Romana
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For rome, the Pax Romana
The name "Pax Romana" - "Roman Peace" is very decieving, because almost entirely throughout it wars were being fought, whether they be against the Parthians, the Germans, the Britons, the Dacians, or someone else.

The temple in Rome to Janus - the two faced god after whom the month of January is named - had two doors which were always left open, or rather almost always. The doors could only be closed when Rome was not at war with any country, anywhere. It says something about the Romans that when Augustus was able to have the doors closed near the begining of his reign, signifying that Rome was at peace with the world, it was only the 4th time in Roman history that this had been done, and it was not long at all before the doors soon had to be opened again, and after that, they stayed open. There were always wars to fight, usually just border scraps or rebellions, but every now and then a full-fledged invasion like the ones into Britain, Dacia, Germania, or Parthia, or a really serious rebellion like the one in Judea would crop up. Even after Augustus had turned Rome into essentially a military power on the defensive, she still thrived on warfare.

The "Pax"s of the great empires are always rather decieving. Throughout the entirety of the "Pax Britannica" Great Britain fought literally hundreds of wars to maintain her mighty Empire, and I'm not sure I even have to talk about the "Pax Mongolica".

The "Pax" more signifies a Golden Age of prosperity for the Empire rather than it necessarily having been at peace.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 01:09 PM   #6

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A few estimates I have come up with.

The longest period of US peace seems to have been 1806 to 1811.

Japan 1639 to 1862

UK 1922 to 1936
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Scotland 1569 -1638

England 1430 -1449

Australia 1862 - 1913

New Zealand 1946 - 2009
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Scotland 1569 -1638
Well mainly because the Scots were too busy fighting each other.
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I was wondering what is the longest period of peace each country has had in their history?
In Indonesia you won't find the true peace.
Before 130 AD war between Tribe. from 130 AD to 15th century war between kingdom. From 15th century dutch colonize us till 19th century. then the Japan came and colonize us 3 years. after WWII dutch come back and now with Allies force. Now when we are completely freedom Tribal war and Soccer supporter war still exist.
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Now when we are completely freedom Tribal war and Soccer supporter war still exist.
Hahaha...True! Seems to be normal for the sport.
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