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    Longest lasting peace?

    What has been the longest known period of peace a nation has experienced in recorded history? A period where no wars, civil-wars, revolutions or great deal of unrest has occurred?

    Pax Romana comes to my mind, but has there been longer periods? Perhaps outside of Europe? Should probably exclude the sparsely populated areas.

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    As far as I know, San Marino hasn't been at war throughout its existence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamed View Post
    As far as I know, San Marino hasn't been at war throughout its existence.
    You really need to read up on San Marino's history

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazmir View Post
    What has been the longest known period of peace a nation has experienced in recorded history? A period where no wars, civil-wars, revolutions or great deal of unrest has occurred?

    Pax Romana comes to my mind, but has there been longer periods? Perhaps outside of Europe? Should probably exclude the sparsely populated areas.
    Rome was constantly making war on everybody it could find.

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    IIRC: from 1648 till 1940 the german-dutch border saw no action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veldmaarschalk View Post


    Wow, I was entirely unaware of how jingoistic it was!
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    I'll go with Switzerland from the middle of the 19th century to today. The other country I'd look up would one of the epochs of ancient Egypt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke_of_BOOM! View Post
    I'll go with Switzerland from the middle of the 19th century to today. The other country I'd look up would one of the epochs of ancient Egypt.
    Sweden beats Switzerland if I don't remember wrong. Switzerland seems to have had a 25 day civil war in 1847, while Sweden have been at peace since 1814.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarnor View Post
    IIRC: from 1648 till 1940 the german-dutch border saw no action.
    But war swept through that area in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era, and both the Netherlands and the German states bordering the Netherlands participated in various wars throughout this period, to say nothing of revolutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke_of_BOOM! View Post
    I'll go with Switzerland from the middle of the 19th century to today. The other country I'd look up would one of the epochs of ancient Egypt.
    Would probably be more like the Pax Romana than 'no wars' being fought. Egypt was consistently fiddling around its borders or having to fight off others trying to fiddle the borders back.

    I'm pretty sure Sweden formed part of the seventh coalition against Napoleon? Would push forward Sweden's lack of war to 1816.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarnor View Post
    IIRC: from 1648 till 1940 the german-dutch border saw no action.
    Make that 1672. In that year the bishops of Colonge and Munster attacked. They, unsuccessfully, tried to capture the city of Groningen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarnor
    IIRC: from 1648 till 1940 the german-dutch border saw no action.

    Quote Originally Posted by Registered
    Make that 1672. In that year the bishops of Colonge and Munster attacked. They, unsuccessfully, tried to capture the city of Groningen.
    The Prussians under the Duke of Brunswick invaded the Netherlands, succesfully in 1787 restoring the authority of the House of Orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarnor View Post
    IIRC: from 1648 till 1940 the german-dutch border saw no action.
    I meant a period when a nation has been in peace on all fronts, without major unrest or revolutions.

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    Well then it's Sweden. 1814 until today, making it 195 years. Although Sweden have been involved in peace-keeping missions around the world.

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    The Pax Romana is probably the longest one I can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazmir View Post
    Pax Romana comes to my mind,
    what period was so peaceful ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveandletdie14 View Post
    The Pax Romana is probably the longest one I can think of.
    Pax Romana normally refers to the peace that befell the peoples conquored by Rome. In the center they would not experience the predations of wars as much as they had before since warfare by large moved out to the periphery of the empire. Much like the Pax Mongolia it does not refer to actual peace, just relative peace in some regions.

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    Sweden holds the record for the longest continuing period of peace among currently existing states, IIRC. 1814-2009+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arilou View Post
    Sweden holds the record for the longest continuing period of peace among currently existing states, IIRC. 1814-2009+.
    Wouldn't Japan's period of isolation between 1638 and 1853 be slightly longer? Unless there was some conflict in the middle of it which I'm unaware of...

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