Although there is no perfect description of Liberal Pacifism, it is a much-touted phrase and covers a large area of viewpoints, specifically that international disputes can and should be resolved in an amicable and peaceful manner. Liberalism envisages a set of ideology and main beliefs and organizations that adhere to the principles of individual freedom, individual and private ownership of property and assets, political contribution and involvement, and that every member of society should have the same opportunities as others to grow financially and socially. In the words of John Stuart Mill, “liberal imperialism” endowed great benefits on mankind.

The arguments that Mills put forward were basically cultural, meaning that most backward societies did not have the slightest concept of government, and the British had the mission to implement a civilization on these backward people, with the imperialistic right to rule with absolute power because of the benefits it conferred on that society or nation. Although there is an inherent contradiction in liberal pacifism and liberal imperialism, liberalism does have a rational effect on societies. Liberal states do have the capacity and means to go to war for offensive or defensive purposes, yet as things go, they prefer the state of peace. Liberal imperialism and liberal pacifism are dissimilar, but hold diversified views of the citizen

It does not believe that any one class of society is privileged or is superior in any way Pacifism believes that the military and other instruments of war must be abolished, and opposes any institutions or organizations that prefer to settle disputes through the arbitrary powers of the government, and is fiercely opposed to physical violence to obtain political, economic or social objectives. Imperialism expounds the view that people are by nature unpredictable. It is not difficult to persuade them of something, but the difficulty lies in trying to stop them from changing their minds. Preceding liberalists concentrate on just one single aspect of liberalism such as trade, without realizing the coherence of their arguments

Schumpeter made a logical and persistent argument concerning the pacifying effects of liberal institutions and principles. Schumpeter views the relationship between capital and democracy as the basis for liberal pacifism and has examined his theories critically in the context of the historical study imperialism by social institutions. He defines imperialism as “the expansion of a state by force” including any valid reasons advanced by states for their ambitions such as “defense imperialism” denoting the justification of expansionism, such as protection of economic material, or to protect their rights to trade routes etc.