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Before talking about the relationship between equality, peace and democracy, we must always consider these two extremely important, even if obvious, concepts:


š   Equality is one of the most important values in democracy.


š   When there is real democracy there is also peace.


We think that equality is difficult to find in societies, in fact for example there are people  who haven’t got some rights because they belong to minorities; on the other hand in democracy everybody should be equal. Even if we are in 2005 there are too many wars in the world especially in states where there  isn’t democracy but only a small group of people having power. It’s true that in Europe we live in democracy, but sometimes it isn’t effective: when you have voted  for someone to represent yourself, you are no longer able to control his actions as you would like to do.  Democracy has to guarantee lots of things, from health to education to everything one needs. Why does democracy not always work? Maybe because we don’t make work it properly.  When is the last time you have helped your political party or went to a demonstration or things like that? I don’t know, but I’m sure it’s also for this that some citizens feel the E.U. as something far from them.  The E.U. is a great opportunity for the world since for centuries our countries spent much of their time making war to each other. After the last World War a small group of countries, with the intention to make peace forever, decided to unite first their economies then their political systems. The base of this union, since its beginning, has  been equality.  



Luisa, Rosetta, Alberto e Giovanni, classe II liceo classico


Tolerance is a feeling that helps to respect the others.

Tolerance is a feeling that is born inside our hearts but olso inside our minds.

To tolerate means to respect the freedom and the ideas of each person.

To tolerate means to listen to the different opinions and think that all are very important and right in the same way.

To tolerate means to accept differences without judjing.

It isn't easy but we must try to applicate this principle when someone has costums that we don't like.

Each country has different traditions that make its culture.

Many conflicts in the world are provoked because the nations are intolerant about religion, political ideas or costums.

We must be tolerant to make a peaceful world.


Nicoletta, Martina and Veronica IInd form/II liceo classico




Freedom is the most important value, but it is usually oppressed by selfishness, poverty and pain. They say “live and let live”: everybody should live according to his own ideals, respecting others’ opinions and able to cultivate his or her dreams. Often freedom is the result of a fight, a revolution, something that man has had to get through force even though everybody should have this value since the birth.

‘Our freedom finishes where the other’s freedom begins...’

For us, boys and girls born at the shadow of Berlin’s wall, freedom is like a seagull that flies a long away, overcoming its own limits and escaping from predators and oppressors...But we can fly also without wings...

The declaration of human rights says:

-         All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

-         Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

-         None should be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

-         None shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degraded treatment or punishment.






Piercarlo, Elisabetta, Francesca, Leonardo, Veronica. Classe II liceo classico