Two examples – Historical anecdotes

1. History of Cyprus 1955-58:

  • After the struggle for independence had begun and the partisan movement was getting stronger, the British appointed Turkish Cypriots as auxiliary policemen.
    Counterproductive to Coexistence.

2. History of Kosovo 1999:

  • UCK soldiers were appointed policemen having the task to promote peace in the affected area. However, this proved to be unrealistic for two reasons: first, the UCK was not accepted by the other party (the non-Muslims of the region);
  • and second, UCK soldiers were not in the psychological condition to be friendly to their historical enemy.

    => wrong historical understanding

    No Peace!