Neutral States
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Neutral States

States that do not participate in a war. The legal status “neutral” implies the right and the duty to pursue corresponding policies. The consequence thereof is a foreign policy that avoids any more or less explicit alignment in the international conflicts that occur in times of peace. Six European states adhered to various forms of neutrality for the entire duration of the war. The monarchs of the Scandinavian states Denmark (Christian X), the sovereign territory of which also inclu…

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Hoff, Henning, “Neutral States”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0429>
First published online: 2015



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