“A steadfast concert for peace can never be maintained except by a partnership of democratic nations. No autocratic government could be trusted to keep faith within it or observe its covenants. It must be a league of honor, a partnership of opinion. Intrigue would eat its vital away; the plotting?s of inner circles who could plan what they would and render account to no one would be a corruption seated at its very heart. Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end and prefer the interests of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.”
Democracies, for example. share democratic values that help maintain peace within their democracy. Reading what President Wilson had to say, while World War I was taking place, what are the underpinnings of thoughts about democracy?
Why do communities need to have a set of shared and accepted values? How do they benefit from these values? What occurs if the set of shared values is absent from a society?
Your answer should be in essay form, a minimum of 500 words in length (to earn the maximum of 5 points), completed in a WORD document. Thank you!