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Neutral Tones. The Netherlands and Switzerland and Their Interpretations of Neutrality 1914–1918
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Moeyes, P. - Neutral Tones. The Netherlands and Switzerland and Their Interpretations of Neutrality 1914–1918



Keywords:

First World War | Netherlands | Scandinavian countries | Swiss federal republic | Swiss neutrality | Vienna Congress

ISFWWS-Keywords:

Netherlands | Switzerland | International Relations during the War | Home fronts | Neutral States | Politics | Germany

Abstract:

Switzerland's neutrality was guaranteed by the leading nations at the Vienna Congress in 1815, Belgium was proclaimed a neutral nation after its separation from the Netherlands in 1831, Luxemburg followed in 1867. By that time the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries had concluded that adopting a policy of strict neutrality was the best safeguard for preserving their sovereignty. A closer look at Dutch and Swiss neutrality before and during the First World War illustrates discrepancy; and to account for these differences thi…

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Moeyes, P., “Neutral Tones. The Netherlands and Switzerland and Their Interpretations of Neutrality 1914–1918”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_nij9789004203211_i_372_23>
First published online: 2015



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