Today In History- August 27

Today In History- August 27

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Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, signed by sixty nations.

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Kellogg-Briand Pact establishes peace keeping efforts in wake of WWI.

  • Paris, France

In an effort to maintain global peace and stability, on August 27, 1928, representatives from over 60 nations gathered in Paris, France to sign the Kellogg-Briand Pact, named after the major participants in the agreement.  The legislation outlawed the use of warfare as a means to settle disputes over national and international policy.  Surprisingly, the agreement was initially to be made only between the nations of France and the United States.  American freedom of action was to be maintained, and the document was influential for being the beginning of the establishment of international law.

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