- Movement that rejects war as a means of policy. Pacifism had already manifested itself in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries among the Anabaptists, Mennonites, and Society of Friends (Quakers). In the late 19th and the 20th centuries, it was an undercurrent in some anarchistic circles and some groups of anti militarists and advocates of conscientious objection. In 1957, during the Vietnam War, the Pacifistisch Socialistische Partij (PSP, Paci fist Socialist Party) was founded.
Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. EdwART. 2012.
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