Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Switzerland, Neutrality and internal challenges

During the 1850s the young republic clashed with Prussia over sovereignty in Neuchâtel, but the Prussian king finally renounced his hereditary rights to the former principality. Otherwise, Switzerland's foreign relations were relatively untroubled in the 19th century. The country adopted a policy of armed but cautious neutrality as the best strategy for a nation

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