"First they ignore me. Then they laugh at me. Then they fight me. Then I win." - Gandhi
The living ontology pattern ignore/laugh/fight/win recognizes that the nature of peacemaking is win-win, accordingly the conflict ceases when the attacker realizes that s/he doesn't win any more by fighting.
The political virtues will usually be required to ensure the enemy realizes this.
Carol Moore studied Gandhi from a systems theory perspective and concluded that he was not only serving as moral example but had actually discovered some operational distinctions that disabled enemy responses to his actions and allies.