Paper on a Regular International Advisory Congress

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American peace society, 1903 - International organization - 12 pages
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Page 2 - A day will come when the only battlefield will be the market open to commerce and the mind opening to new ideas. A day will come when bullets and bombshells will be replaced by votes, by the universal suffrage of nations, by the venerable arbitration of a great Sovereign Senate, which will be to Europe what the Parliament is to England, what the Diet is to Germany, what the Legislative Assembly is to France.
Page 9 - Resolved, That the Congress of the United States be requested to authorize the President of the United States to invite the governments of the world to join in establishing, in whatever way they may judge expedient, an international congress, to meet at stated periods, to deliberate upon questions of common interest to the nations and to make recommendations thereon to the governments.
Page 4 - ... International Red Cross Society. 1867. The Conference of London, which neutralized the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. 1868. The Congress of St. Petersburg, which provided for the restriction of the use of certain types of bullets. 1871. The Conference of London, which modified the Paris Treaty of 1856. 1874. The Congress of Brussels, which prepared a restatement and improvement of the laws of war. 1874. The first International Postal Congress, held at Berne, which organized the Universal Postal Union....
Page 10 - ... the governments of the world to join in establishing, in whatever way they may judge expedient, an international congress, to meet at stated periods, to deliberate upon questions of common interest to the nations and to make recommendations thereon to the governments. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the senior Senator and the senior Representative of Massachusetts in Congress, to be presented in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.
Page 2 - France, better than the bloody terrors of Austerlitz or Waterloo. The idea of a Congress of Nations with a High Court of Judicature is as practicable as its consummation is confessedly dear to the friends of Universal Peace. Whenever this Congress is convened, as surely it will be, I know not all the names that will deserve commemoration in its earliest proceedings ; but there are two, whose particular and long-continued advocacy of this Institution will connect them indissolubly with its fame, —...
Page 4 - INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES AND CONFERENCES 1815. The Congress of Vienna, which adjusted the questions left by the Napoleonic campaigns. 1825. The Conference of St. Petersburg, which prepared the way for the independence of Greece. 1831. The Conference of London, which made Holland and Belgium independent nations. 1856. The Congress of Paris, which disposed of the questions entailed by the Crimean War. 1864. The Geneva Congress, which...
Page 5 - Dresden, in which nineteen nations were represented. 1896. The Universal Postal Congress, held at Washington and attended by representatives from every nation on the globe. 1899. The Hague Peace Conference, which provided for the organization of the Permanent International Court of Arbitration. 1901. The Brussels Sugar Congress, which provided for the abolition of sugar bounties. 1901. The second Pan-American Conference, held at Mexico City. By order of the Board of Directors, ROBERT TREAT PAINE,...
Page 5 - Paris at least once every six years. 1875. The International Telegraphic Conference at St. Petersburg. 1877. The Conference of Constantinople, in the interests of the rights of the Forte's Christian subjects. 1878. The Congress of Berlin, which modified the treaty of San Stefano after the Russo-Turkish War and rearranged the map of Eastern Europe. 1878. International Monetary Conference at Paris, invited by the United States. 1881. International Monetary Conference at Paris, invited by the United...
Page 5 - Congress. 1893. International Sanitary Conference at Dresden, in which nineteen nations were represented. 1893. Hague Conference on Code of Private International Law, in which thirteen Powers were represented. Similar Conferences were held at The Hague in 1894 and 1900, under the auspices of the Netherlands Government. 1896. The Universal Postal Congress, held at Washington and attended by representatives from every nation on the globe. 1899. The Hague Peace Conference, which provided for the organisation...
Page 5 - ... representatives from twenty-six nations. 1889. The Marine Conference of Washington. 1889. The first Pan-American Conference at Washington. 1890. The Brussels Anti-Slavery Conference. 1892. International Sanitary Conference at Venice, the protocol drawn by which was signed by the delegates of fifteen nations. 1893. International Sanitary Conference at Dresden, in which nineteen nations were represented. 1896. The Universal Postal Congress, held at Washington and attended by representatives from...

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