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I tried to find an image related to time to introduce this section & finally chose Ozymandias, the 1818 poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1792-1822]. It's about the vanity of monument builders & warns that monuments (and the "works" they represent) often secumb to the ravages of time. History speculates that Shelley was inspied by the imminent arrival in London of a 7.25-ton fragment removed in 1816 from the from the mortuary temple of Ramesses in Thebes (Eqypt).

As someone familiar with peace monuments, I prefer to think that Shelley was poking fun at the 6 sovereigns & 5 heads of government who gathered in Oxford in 1814 to celebrate Napoleon's first defeat. They & their institutions have long since disappeared, but -- unlike Ozymandias' "trunkless legs of stone & shattered visage" -- the two small peace monuments they planted in 1814 are still intact & stand where the sovereigns intended for them to be in the City of Oxford (England).

Listed below are links to all of the chronological pages of this web site -- separate files for recent years (1981-2017) & collective files for all earlier years. These files name & describe all peace monuments & show WHEN they were dedicated throughout history.

Theoretically, there should be the same number of peace monuments in the BY YEAR section of this website as in the BY NATION section. (Most monuments have just one location & one year of dedication.) But the number of monuments shown here BY YEAR (about 2,000) falls far short of the number of monuments in the BY NATION section (about 3,300). This is due to a number of reasons. One reason is the sheer amount of labor required to obtain the date of dedication & to insure that every monument description contains both its place & its date of dedication. But the biggest reason, I think, is the fact that many on-line monument descriptions omit the monument's date but rarely omit its location. I have estimated many years of dedication, but additional research & editing are required.

Links to All of the Chronological Pages of this Web Site

3 MULTIPLE YEAR GROUPS:

Before 1800 | 1800-1849 | 1850-1899

16 FIVE YEAR GROUPS:

1900-1904 | 1905-1909 | 1910-1914 | 1915-1919

1920-1924 | 1925-1929 | 1930-1934 | 1935-1939

1940-1944 | 1945-1949 | 1950-1954 | 1955-1959

1960-1964 | 1965-1969 | 1970-1974 | 1975-1979

38 SINGLE YEARS:

1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

FUTURE:

After 2017

Oldest Peace Monuments


63 Old Peace Monu-
ments Before 1800


36 Old Peace Monu-
ments 1800-1849


64 Old Peace Monu-
ments 1850-1899


8 Old Peace Monu-
ments 1900-1904


14 Old Peace Monu-
ments 1905-1909


33 Old Peace Monu-
ments 1910-1914

Newest Peace Monuments


37 New Peace
Monuments in 2006


44 New Peace
Monuments in 2007


31 New Peace
Monuments in 2008


34 New Peace
Monuments in 2009


38 New Peace
Monuments in 2010


47 New Peace
Monuments in 2011


36 New Peace
Monuments in 2012


47 New Peace
Monuments in 2013


49 New Peace
Monuments in 2014


29 New Peace
Monuments in 2015


28 New Peace
Monuments in 2016


7 New Peace
Monuments in 2017

Peace History:


69 Peace
Quotations


47 Quotes
About Peace


>150 International
Peace Conferences


41 Peace
Treaties


63 Oldest
Peace Monuments


World
Federalism


Nuclear
History

36 Peace Events & Associated Monuments:


1807
Abolition of Slave Trade
Wm.Wilberforce Monu-
ment, Hull (England)

1814
Abdication of Napoleon
Two Peace Stones
Oxford (England)

1833
Abolition of Slavery
Buxton Memorial Foun-
tain, London (England)

1863
Emancipation Proclamation
Emancipation Memorial
Washington, DC (USA)

1863
Intl.Cte.of the Red Cross
Red Cross & Red Crescent
Museum,Geneva(Switzerland)

1872
Alabama Arbitration,
Alabama Room, City
Hall,Geneva(Switzerland)


1889
"Lay Down Your Arms!"
by Bertha von Suttner
Bust in Peace Palace(Neth.)

1899
Permanent Court of Arbi-
tration
, Peace Palace
The Hague (Netherlands)

1901
First Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize Museum
Oslo (Norway)

1902
First Anti-war Museum
Opened by Jan Bloch
Lucerne (Switzerland)

1906
Gandhi's Satyagraha
Satyagraha House
Johannesburg(S.Af.)

1915
Fellowship of
Reconciliation

(UK/USA)


1919
Women's Intl. League
for Peace & Freedom
,
Hull House, IL (USA)

1919
Treaty of Versailles
Hall of Mirrors
Versailles (France)

1920
League of Nations
Palais des Nations
Geneva (Switzerland)

1921
War Resisters' Interna-
tional
, Anti-War Statue
Berlin (Germany)

1928-1933,1982
Anti-Kriegs-Museum
Anti-War Museum
Berlin (Germany)

1930
Gandhi's Salt March
Statue of Gandhi
Dandi (India)


1932
First Intl. Peace Park
WatertonLakes/Glacier
Man./N.Dak.(Canada/USA)

1935
Monuments Protection
Nicholas Roerich Museum
New York City (USA)

1941
"Four Freedoms"
of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FourFreedomsPark,NYC

1945
Liberation of Auschwitz
Memorial & Museum
Auschwitz (Poland)

1945
United Nations Charter
War Memorial Building
San Francisco (USA)

1945
Surrender of Japan
Aboard USS Missouri
Pearl Harbor (USA)


1948
Marshall Plan
Statue of Gen. Marshall
Lexington, VA (USA)

1948
Universal Declaration
of Human Rights

Paris (France)

1952
UN Headquarters
Secretariat Building
New York, NY (USA)

1955
Peace Poles &
World Peace Prayer

by MasahisaGoi (Japan)

1958
"Phoenix of Hiroshima"
protests A-bomb tests
MokelumneRiver,CA(USA)

1963
"I have a dream" speech
by MartinLutherKing,Jr.
Washington,DC(USA)


1969
Bed-Ins by John
Lennon & Yoki Ono
(Netherlands/Canada)

1989
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Broken Chain Sculpture
Berlin (Germany)

1989
German Reunification
"Reconciation"
Berlin (Germany)

1992
UN Peacekeeping
"Reconcilation"
Ottawa (Canada)

2002
Rome Statute of the ICC
Intl. Criminal Court
The Hague (Netherlands)

2005
Bansky Satire on
Israel's Separation Wall
Bethlehem (West Bank)

Invitation

If you find these web pages interesting, you are cordially invited to help create & maintain them.

Almost anyone could submit information about a peace monument (or peacemaker) known to YOU.

A STUDENT in need of a research project or a RETIREE in search of an interesting avocation could take on one or more parts of this website. No one has all of the skills (research, photography, travel, database management, writing, fund-raising, social media & website creation -- among others) needed to make this website achieve its full potential. But YOU could contibute what you do best, and others could contribute what they do best.

Together, we could make this website BLOOM -- and help save the world from war & violence. Is this too big an ambition? I don't think so. Everyone has to do what he or she can. That's the only way we can make progress toward our goal of a world without violence & injustice, i.e. toward PEACE.

Eventually -- possibly in just a few months or years -- the time & attention of the guy who started "Peace Monuments Around the World" will fade, and his creation will EITHER disappear OR live on in the hands of one or more successors. Which shall it be?

If any of this interests you (even a small part), please contact Ted Lollis in any of the ways shown on the CONTACT page. Start a low-key dialogue. No obligation. Don't delay! Do so TODAY!

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