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Posted by: CPNN Administrator on Dec. 31 1999,17:00

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Posted by: CPNN Administrator on May 05 2011,04:58

The examples from the countries of Central Asia are interesting.  On the one hand, their history under the Soviet Union was not a pleasant one, because solidarity was imposed, sometimes even by force.  On the other hand, the Soviet experience brought together many different nationalities and peoples and made possible many forms of voluntary, non-violent cooperation and solidarity.

An important question for the 21st Century is how this kind of international contact and solidarity can be promoted without involving states and their culture of war.  As it says in the Constitution of UNESCO: "A peace based exclusively upon the political and economic arrangements of governments would not be a peace which could secure the unanimous, lasting and sincere support of the peoples of the world, and peace must therefore be founded, if it is not to fail, upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind."

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