Armed neutrality

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See under Neutrality.
the condition of a neutral power, in time of war, which holds itself ready to resist by force any aggression of either belligerent.

See also: Armed, Neutrality

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This did not mean hostility, but only an armed neutrality. It was considered that a person could strike harder in the duel, and with a more earnest interest, if he had never been in a condition of comradeship with his antagonist; therefore, comradeship between the corps was not permitted.
It took a long time to build that wall, and we all turned in and helped except von Schoenvorts, who, by the way, had not spoken to me except in the line of official business since our encounter--a condition of armed neutrality which suited me to a T.
20 Mikael Nilsson and Marco Wyss, "The Armed Neutrality Paradox: Sweden and Switzerland in US Cold War Armaments Policy", Journal of Contemporary History 51, no.
America's policy of armed neutrality became steadily more difficult to maintain.
Proud of its deliberate policy of armed neutrality, Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world.
However, the Swiss took their armed neutrality stance very seriously during the Cold War and saw the need for a select-fire rifle to arm the Schweizer Armee.
Manifest Destiny did not mean benevolence and rather was couched under the cloak of unilateralism which was commonly understood as autonomy, aversion to permanent alliances and armed neutrality as the cornerstone of American policy particularly after World War II.
Divided loyalties; Kentucky's struggle for armed neutrality in the Civil War.
The Napoleonic Wars were raging and the British sought to force the Danes out of the Armed Neutrality league of Russia, Prussia and the Scandinavian countries, which the British regarded as not neutral at all, but a covert alliance with Napoleon's France.
foreign policies that reached back to the Presidency of George Washington and a longstanding American tradition of armed neutrality. In contrast to Wilson's 1914 approach, FDR declared, "This nation will remain a neutral nation, but I cannot ask that every American remain neutral in thought as well." (2)
Proponents envisage a more modular, multi-functional military, adapting to the global shift in security considerations, Still, Switzerland's militia concept will prevail, upholding the armed neutrality called for by the country's Constitution.