‘”Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”‘

Nelson Mandela

Criteria for Peace Plan

  1. Reduction of expenditure on new weapons over a 10 year time period where via progressive reductions:
    10% reduction in the 1st year,
    20% in the 2nd year,
    30% in the 3rd year and
    40% in the 4th year etc.
  2. After the 10th year, a full review will be conducted with all countries involved, to determine ongoing expenditure levels on new weapons for the future.
  3. Only maintenance of existing weapons will be permitted, so there is no change in military status quo. Military budgets are the only budgets that significant dollars can be obtained from, and we already have ample weapons at the present time.
  4. All major countries join a world defence force under the banner of a highly improved United Nations infrastructure, and this would be called the World Peace Alliance. This Alliance would be so militarily strong, that no country could fight against it, and this guarantees peace and security.
  5. 50% of money saved on new weapons expenditure will progressively grow larger each year for the 10 years, until it reaches an expected level of $560 billion US per year.  (see Appendix point 1). This progressive annual amount, up to $US280B, goes back into the domestic budget of that particular country. The other 50% (up to $US280B) goes into a world defence / peace force, which funds humanitarian work in under-developed countries.
  6. Approximately 50% of current defence troops (approximately 13.835 million personnel – see Appendix point 2) will work an interchangeable year in the World Peace Alliance doing humanitarian work, whilst the other 50% maintains a military role to secure peace and could assist in law enforcement. These groups could rotate annually.
  7. Interchange of high level military officers between nations to prevent arms cheating.
  8. All finances controlled internally and externally by the United Nations, under strict audit control, and nothing is given directly to receiving nation’s government.
  9. U.N. to organise three major world conferences for:
    I.National Leaders
    II.Religious Leaders of all major denominations
    III.World Military Leaders
  10. Must abide by agreed rules of World Peace Alliance or arbitration of International Court of Justice.
  11. All major countries within the U.N. Security Council and N.A.T.O. to join at the same time, to provide strength and stability, plus reassurance. Countries already work together for international cooperation, such as tsunamis, earthquakes, plane disasters, so international cooperation can, and does, already exist.
  12. If a country does not join, then as a last resort, a full economic blockade, not military intervention, would be put in place. This means no imports or exports, travel, or working with member World Peace Alliance nations, they will be the world’s pariah. There would be massive loss of jobs, and their economy would collapse, until people power achieves control.

Reasons Why Countries Would Join The World Peace Alliance

  1. Huge monetary saving of billions of dollars to help their own domestic budget, only positive spending (Appendix point 1).
  2. Guaranteed security and peace, as too militarily strong to fight.
  3. Politically very popular with people power.
  4. Very media friendly.
  5. Popular vote catcher.
  6. Leaders could be Nobel Peace Prize Recipients.
  7. Poorer countries obtain enormous benefits enabling them to upgrade their standard of living.
  8. Costing to implement Peace Plan not significant as United Nations infrastructure already present.
  9. Slow reduction in arms requirements, especially nuclear.
  10. Only countries in World Peace Alliance allowed to maintain nuclear and Weapons of Mass Destruction, which will slowly be reduced over time to eventually zero.
  11. Rules regarding the application and use of Artificial Intelligence would be developed and mandated to ensure standards for appropriate use.
  12. Having English as a mandatory second language, to be taught in all World  Peace Alliance countries, so in two decades there will be better communication between countries.
  13. Shared responsibility of world security and not just left to a few countries.  The nature of wars have changed, with a faceless enemy, difficult territorial invasions, drones, etc and 99.999% of people do NOT want war.

Reasons Why Countries Would Not Join The World Peace Alliance

  1. Certain loss of independence.
  2. Dictatorship or military controlled government.
  3. Loss of arms trade income (see Appendix point 3).
  4. Loss of jobs in armament industry that cannot be adapted to peace production, by changing weapons of destruction to tools of production.
  5. Lack of trust in other countries.

Cost of War is Enormous

  1. To restabilise a government after war is usually twice the length of time of the war itself (average civil war is 7 years, so 14 years minimum for re-stability).
  2. Estimations are that it can take 100 times the cost of the war to repair the damage done structurally.
  3. Resettling  over 114 million refugees forcefully displaced, according to the United Nations, and the average refugee in exile is 17 years.
  4. World history has shown over thousands of years that there are NO winners in war.