An Active Neutrality: The WW2 Experiences of Switzerland, Portugal, and Turkey

An Active Neutrality: The WW2 Experiences of Switzerland, Portugal, and Turkey

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Neutrality is not the same thing as passivity. Just ask the many nations who had to walk an extremely thin tightrope during World War 2 to stay out of the war (in which they saw nothing for themselves to gain) but not get invaded by a more powerful neighbor.

Some nations tried merely not to get invaded. Portugal had to keep up its client relationship with Britain but not anger Hitler by helping them too much. Britain claimed the right to use Portuguese ports under the terms of a 14th century ... See More

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