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

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This did not mean hostility, but only an armed neutrality.
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.
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.
President Wilson delivered his War Message to a special session of Congress on April 2, 1917, declaring that Germanys latest hostile action had rendered his armed neutrality policy untenable.
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.
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.
World War II defined the notion of armed neutrality into the popular saying that Switzerland did not have an army, but was an army.