Friday, July 25, 2008

We Renounce War!

President Herbert Hoover signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact on this day in 1928. The pact was a "renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy." Sixty-one nations eventually signed the agreement.

Yea! No more war! But this was 1928 and Germany, Italy and Japan were among the original signatories. The Nuremberg Trials served to prosecute those who violated the crimes against peace as outlined in this pact.

The Kellogg-Briand Pact did not contribute to international peace, it did not end war, and it is still in effect!

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