Para Bellum

Disciplines: Latin, Political Science

The Latin phrase derived from the saying "Si vis pacem, para bellum", meaning "If you wish for peace, prepare for war". The saying refers to the deterrent power of military-preparedness.

The Latin saying is also the motto of the Royal Navy of the British Armed Forces.

The phrase "para bellum" in the saying means "prepare for war".

Also see:

· deterrence


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