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Ludwig Quidde Quotes & Quotations
Ludwig Quidde
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    Among pacifists it was above all the English who always insisted on the importance of disarmament. They said that the man in the street would not understand the kind of pacifism that neglected to demand immediate restriction of armaments. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Armaments are necessary - or are maintained on the pretext of necessity - because of a real or an imagined danger of war. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    As long as it was only we poor pacifists who said that kind of thing we were treated as lunatics, as incurable utopians, or even as traitors. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Disarmament or limitation of armaments, which depends on the progress made on security, also contributes to the maintenance of peace. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that the will to achieve mutual understanding exists, and every such success thus supports the fight for international law and order. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Great progress was made when arbitration treaties were concluded in which the contracting powers pledge in advance to submit all conflicts to an arbitration court, treaties which not only specify the composition of the court, but also its procedure. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    I am convinced that when the history of international law comes to be written centuries hence, it will be divided into two periods: the first being from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century, and the second beginning with the Hague Conference. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    In any consideration of disarmament, a distinction must be drawn between the positions of pacifists, of members of parliament, and of governments. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    In life, particularly in public life, psychology is more powerful than logic. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    It will be sufficient to point to the enormous burdens which armaments place on the economic, social, and intellectual resources of a nation, as well as on its budget and taxes. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Limitation of armaments in itself is economically and financially important quite apart from security. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians encouraged such treaties, and toward the end of the nineteenth century their number had increased considerably. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    So long as peace is not attained by law (so argue the advocates of armaments) the military protection of a country must not be undermined, and until such is the case disarmament is impossible. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Some pacifists have carried the sound idea of the prime importance of security too far, to the point of declaring that any consideration of disarmament is superfluous and pointless as long as eternal peace has not been attained. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    The following year, after I had prepared my draft, the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The Hague decided to set up a special commission to study the problem seriously. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    The present level of armaments could be taken as the starting point. It could be stipulated in an international treaty that these armaments should be simultaneously and uniformly reduced by a certain proportion in all countries. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    The relationship of the two problems is rather the reverse. To a great extent disarmament is dependent on guarantees of peace. Security comes first and disarmament second. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Thus, if armaments were curtailed without a secure peace and all countries disarmed proportionately, military security would have been in no way affected. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    Time and time again we have experienced efforts directed toward this popular and simple concept of securing peace by means of disarmament. Ludwig-QuiddeLudwig Quidde
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    We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment. Ludwig-Quidde/">Ludwig Quidde