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collective security

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a system of maintaining world peace and security by concerted action on the part of the nations of the world
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system by which states have attempted to prevent or stop wars. Under a collective security arrangement, an aggressor against any one state is considered an aggressor against all other states, which act together to repel the aggressor.

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