Armed neutrality

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary[edit]

 the position taken by a neutral country during war in which it is prepared to maintain its neutral rights against the belligerents by force if necessary[edit]

military preparedness without commitment, especially as the expressed policy of a neutral nation in wartime; readiness to counter with force an invasion of rights by any belligerent power.

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

Oxford Dictionaries[edit]

Neutrality maintained while weapons are kept available.


Armed Neutrality: A seemingly neutral state takes up arms for protection to maintain its neutrality

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General Resources[edit] Russia's involvement in the American Revolution and how armed neutrality plays a role in the Am. Revol. Sweden's armed neutrality

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