Partie 1 : À l′échelle du monde

Chapitre 10 : Peace

Defeat and victory, page 26

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a setback
to yield
to suffer a defeat
to surrender
a withdrawal
to lay down arms
to prevail over
to gain the upper hand
to rout
to reduce the arms race, to lessen the arms race
to advocate a ban

Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma. Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.

Back to peace, page 26

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a truce
a ceasefire
to settle one’s differences
to work out a solution
to placate
to straighten something out, to solve a problem
a joint statement
to improve ties with
to make up with
the outcome
a peace treaty
a veteran
a conscientious objector
the Blue Helmets
a deterrent force
to prevent

Iraq was in ruins in the aftermath of Gulf War II.

The Prime minister will play honest broker in the row between the two countries.

Food for thought, page 27

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On August 6th 1945 at 8:15 a.m. the first A bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Sadako Sadaki was two years old. She was a mile and a half from ground zero but was not injured. In 1955 she was diagnosed with leukaemia due to radioactive fallout. A friend of hers told her a story that says that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will be granted their dearest wish. She managed to make 644 cranes but died in October 1955. Her schoolmates collected money throughout the country and a monument dedicated to Sadako was erected in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Thousands of children send paper cranes which are exhibited all around the monument. “I will write Peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world”, Sadako said.