Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) - Perpetual Peace (1795)

"Zum ewigen Frieden" is an essay by Immanuel Kant, which was originally published as Project for a Perpetual Peace in 1795. The original concept of perpetual peace is for peace to be a permanent fixture over a certain specific area or location. In modern times, the concept of world peace directly stems from this original idea of a perpetual peace. In this writing of Kant, he argues in favor of civil constitutions with Republican forms of government, world citizenship, free states, the abolishment of standing armies and for states not being able to use force to interfere with the constitutions or governments of another given state.