If this remark be just, it becomes useful to inquire whether so many JUST causes of war are likely to be given by UNITED AMERICA as by DISUNITED America; for if it should turn out that United America will probably give the fewest, then it will follow that in this respect the Union tends most to preserve the people in a state of peace with other nations
The cries of the nation
and the importunities of their representatives have, upon various occasions, dragged their monarchs into war, or continued them in it, contrary to their inclinations, and sometimes contrary to the real interests of the State.
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that this nation
All historians agree that the external activity of states and nations
in their conflicts with one another is expressed in wars, and that as a direct result of greater or less success in war the political strength of states and nations
increases or decreases.
Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation
survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish.
In two or three little centuries it had converted a nation
of men to a nation
May He not have over-ruled their designs, and founded for us a nation
And then came the telephone, giving direct instantaneous communication and putting the people of each nation
within hearing distance of each other.
Having fixed upon this, I hired a little bark to Jubo, a place about forty leagues distant from Pate, on board which I put some provisions, together with my sacerdotal vestments, and all that was necessary for saying mass: in this vessel we reached the coast, which we found inhabited by several nations
: each nation
is subject to its own king; these petty monarchies are so numerous, that I counted at least ten in less than four leagues.
A wise nation
will combine all these considerations; and, whilst it does not rashly preclude itself from any resource which may become essential to its safety, will exert all its prudence in diminishing both the necessity and the danger of resorting to one which may be inauspicious to its liberties.
To that world assembly of sovereign states: the United Nations
Japan's officers reorganized the Chinese army; her drill sergeants made the mediaeval warriors over into twentieth century soldiers, accustomed to all the modern machinery of war and with a higher average of marksmanship than the soldiers of any Western nation
I had a mind once to try if he had any inclination for his own country again; and having taught him English so well that he could answer me almost any question, I asked him whether the nation
that he belonged to never conquered in battle?
And as it is with us, so it is with a nation
, with a people.
But there still remained the last and crowning act, which the people of the Union alone were competent to perform--the institution of civil government, for that compound nation
, the United States of America.