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Diplomacy is the use of tact to gain strategic advantage or to find mutually acceptable solutions to a common challenge. It may include the phrasing of statements in a non-confrontational, or polite manner. Diplomacy often involves countries making an agreement with each other, such as a treaty. Diplomacy is the talk between the representatives of states, such as their heads of state. Sometimes, these talks are about trade or business, and sometimes they are about war and peace. Diplomacy happens a lot when two or more countries fight.

Diplomats are people that are sent from their home country, to meet with and talk to diplomats and leaders of foreign countries. An important type of diplomat is called an ambassador. An ambassador lives in a foreign country and works in an embassy to be available for meetings with the government of that country.

Literature and sources

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  • Callieres, Francois De. The Practice of Diplomacy (1919)
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  • Metternich, Clemens von. Mettetnich: The Autobiography, 1773-1815 (2005)
  • Nicolson, Sir Harold George. Diplomacy (1988)
  • Nicolson, Sir Harold George. The Congress of Vienna: A Study in Allied Unity: 1812-1822 (2001)
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  • Nierenberg, Gerard The Art of Negotiating
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  • Rana, Kishan S. The 21st Century Ambassador: Plenipotentiary to Chief Executive DiploFoundation,2004,
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  • Ernest Satow. A Guide to Diplomatic Practice by Longmans, Green & Co. London & New York, 1917. A standard reference work used in many embassies across the world (though not British ones). Now in its fifth edition (1998)
  • Wicquefort, Abraham de. The Embassador and His Functions (2010)
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  • Igor Janev, Diplomacy, IPS, Belgrade, 2013,

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