Quote Originally Posted by jnkbortka View Post
well that also had to do with the UN. it worked and still does work pretty well for Switzerland

http://cominganarchy.com/2010/11/09/...utral-america/
Switzerland is a postage stamp in the middle of the most inaccessible mountains in Europe, surrounded by major powers which were a strategic threat, and with no exports except for chocolate and cuckoo clocks. Their neutrality is a matter of necessity. The article misstates or ignores strategic threats to the US and fails to acknowledge that our position as the single largest economy in the world makes us a target, not just for plunderers, but for those who seek to dominate other states that we trade with or which provide us with critical strategic resources. It's an infantile view of foreign policy, and no one who understands how the world works could possibly subscribe to it.