Wednesday, September 9, 2020

[HWPL] Historic Battle and the Peace. Serial Posting 1. Battle of Kadesh (HWPL in Egypt and Palestine)


[HWPL] Historic Battle and the Peace. Serial Posting 1. Battle of Kadesh (HWPL in Egypt and Palestine)

When? 1275 B.C.

Where? Orontes River, Southwest of Homs, Syria

Who? the Egyptians under Ramses II and the Hittites under Muwatallis

Why? Ramses II wanted to expand his country towards Syria and invaded Hittite territory.

How? Ramses led his army towards Syria, but was deceived by Hittite agents and was suddenly attacked by the Hittite army. However, the Egyptian army counterattacked and the war continued on for 15 years. Today, the exact outcome of who won or lost is not conclusive because each country recorded its history in its own favor. However, it is generally believed that a Hittite version excavated at Boghazkoy assessed the battle with more accuracy.

What happened?

As a result, both countries came to a peace treaty called the 'Kadesh Treaty' which is the first example of a peace treaty in history.

Some articles in the Kadesh Peace Treaty agreed between these two nations were as follows:

- Mutual Defense Treaty

- Mutual Respect: Protection of each majesty, amnesty for deserters, criminal extradition agreement etc.

- Nonaggression pact

- Legally biding agreement between the gods of the Hittite and the Egyptian. Whoever keeps it will be blessed, whoever breaks it will be cursed

- Mutually respected and assured succession of heirship of each country

More than 2000 years after the Battle of Kadesh, peace still hasn't come to Egypt and Palestine but they are struggling for world peace with HWPL and Chairman Man Hee Lee. Many VIPs and citizens in Egypt and Palestine have participated in HWPL's peace initiatives. Some people even joined in the drafting of the DPCW (Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War) which is an international law for world peace, while others participated in the 918 World Peace Festival, 525 Peace Walk, the Legislate Peace Project, the Peace Letter and more.

Someday, peace will truly come to Egypt, Palestine and even the whole world as we keep up the peace work with HWPL and Chairman Man Hee Lee:)


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful and hopeful.
    “The DPCW is a perfect and balanced document that can be the basis of solidarity for peacekeeping in all countries of the world. I think all the leaders of the countries should support the DPCW” H.E. Viktor Yushchenko, Former President of Ukraine✌