Earth & Conservation

The Nordic Country Secretly Negotiating World Peace

For centuries, peace deals have been important in maintaining world peace. So which countries have participated in this process?

For nearly as long as civilization has been fighting wars, it has been making peace. One of the earliest recorded peace treaties was engraved into a stone wall more than three thousand years ago, ending a war between Egyptians and the ancient Hittite Empire.

Peace negotiations have always been ritualistic, although traditions have changed over time. In the early middle ages, before literacy, many peace treaties were sealed with a kiss. Today, such agreements usually require signed documentation, a handshake and a neutral third party.

Who are the people that negotiate peace treaties in the modern world? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

Learn More:
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CNN: Colombia Signs Peace Deal With FARC

France 24: Are Norwegians Better Peace Negotiators