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Further references are needed, especially for the general concept.—ERcheck (talk) 12:51, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

White flag[edit]

An empty white box is a poor illustration of a white flag. Lumos3 10:32, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Agreed. If a suitable image of a white flag is not uploaded, we should remove the empty white image. Webdinger 23:58, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Cessation of Hostilities Agreements[edit]

The term Cessation of Hostilities Agreement seems to be rather common in the context of a number of recent conflicts in Africa and Asia. I'm wondering does the concept need it's own article, or should it be incorporated into this one? Mostlyharmless 23:30, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Korean armistice[edit]

I'm not sure, because the NYTimes never specifically states that this is a peace treaty, but does this information affect the blurb about North and South Korea?:

they haven't signed a peace treaty, they've only signed an agreement to work on one.--Jeff 19:08, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

If it does, that content should be changed to "armistice which occured in 1953, but did not end in a peace treaty until 2007." 13:18, 4 October 2007 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result was no merge. -- Patar knight - chat/contributions 02:12, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Is Armistice about the same as Ceasefire? Please something about it in the article. TIA.--Hhielscher (talk) 20:44, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I'm just talking instinct here, but to me there's no difference. It seems unnecessary to have two pages... Nizingur (talk) 14:03, 11 May 2008 (UTC)Nizingur
  • AFAIK, armistice and ceasefire are in fact two different concepts. An armistice is an agreement of the parties to stop fights in a war, whereas a ceasefire means just a temporary stoppage of an armed conflict for a certain purpose, e.g. rescueing of dead or injured soldiers, securing safe conduct of negotiators etc. A ceasefire may lead into an armistice, but they are not the same thing. Absolutely no merge, but improve the discrimination of the two articles. --FordPrefect42 (talk) 14:45, 11 May 2008 (UTC) -- PS: [1] might give some more information about the precise usage of these terms in public international law.
  • No merge: As well as an absence of permanence, a ceasefire may be unilateral, such as the IRA ceasefires of 1972 and 1994. Scolaire (talk) 17:24, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose merge for reasons already stated above by FordPrefect42 and Scolaire.Lumos3 (talk) 18:24, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Armistice and Surrendering[edit]

The surrender (military) article states that a surrender between nations is achieved by the signing of an armistice. The armistice article states that a key aspect of armistice is that "all fighting ends with no one surrendering." Both lack any citations. Obviously one of these statements is wrong. ialsoagree (talk) 18:11, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

"Important" armistices[edit]

What's the metric for determining which armistices are important enough to be included in the "Important armistices in history" section? I can kind of see how the 1918 armistice was a biggie, but why is the Korean one more important than, say, the Peace of Westphalia? Who decided that? Kafziel Complaint Department: Please take a number 00:40, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

I don't know. As much of WP is US-centric, the KWA is of interest to many readers and important in that regard. Certainly feel free to fix!--S. Rich (talk) 00:47, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm not that firm with history, that's why I won't do the changes myself, but IMHO one of the most important armistices of the 20th century would be the one between Nazi-Germany (represented by Großadmiral Dönitz) on one side the allieds (France, Great Britton (PM Winston Churchil), Sowjet Union (Stalin) and the USA) on the other side. The real end of WWII came only with the fall of the »Berliner Mauer« and the following reunification of Germany, since before that it wasn't possible to negotiate any peace treaty. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:5C0:1000:B:0:0:0:9A9 (talk) 11:44, 13 October 2013 (UTC)


Did this guy basically plagiarize the entire contents of this article for his 2011 book, or is there an older version of his book that somebody stole for this article? Kafziel Complaint Department: Please take a number 16:49, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

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Did hear that the Knights Templers and Salindin signed a five year truce in Jeruslum Do canconfliciting Religio.Politcal truces be done?[edit]

he article is great! But wonderng if warring groups hose say of conflicting religious views can also sign a armistice? believe this was done(for awhile) inFrance between warring,Catholics and Protests(Heugonauts?) ThanksEddson storms (talk) 06:13, 17 January 2017 (UTC)