which countries do you think are the most neutral - Page 2




 
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January 18th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
I think that they are hiding something up their sleeves. Why are they so neutral? why do they make their military so small? What if they got some advanced tech and are ready to take over the world, what if they are the next rulers of europe?
January 18th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
They take a lot of pride in being neutral. They know that by being a neutral country, they help in being moderators during disputes etc. Neutrality is a part of their national identity... a part of their culture if you will.
I don't think they're hiding anything and as far as tech goes, they're not the best in the world so I wouldn't worry about that.
Also I highly doubt they have the motivation or even the means to take over Europe. That's something Germany tried to do twice and something that France does in its wet dream.

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Originally Posted by USAFAUX2004
I think that they are hiding something up their sleeves. Why are they so neutral? why do they make their military so small? What if they got some advanced tech and are ready to take over the world, what if they are the next rulers of europe?
January 18th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
Bhutan..... has anyone heard of it? It's that neutral that you probably haven't: it's a small Himalayan nation not gripped by civil war like Nepal or under occupation like Tibet.
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January 18th, 2005  
Xion
 
Bhutan is India-sided, can't be called neutral.As a matter of fact some part of their administration is handled by India.The country really has no political significance in the world or it might not have been recognised yet, whatever you may say.But yeah its a land of good ppl, not terrorism supporting nations like a few others bordering India.

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Bhutan signed a political Treaty with independent India in 1949, much before it stepped out of its self-imposed isolation in early sixties. According to Article 2 of the Indo-Bhutan Treaty, 1949, at least theoretically, Bhutan is required to consult India in the conduct of its external relations. Although, the basic framework of the bilateral relations may be the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation of 1949. However, the Treaty which was signed in 1949, has never become an irritant factor in the traditional warm relationship between the two countries. There are frequent state visits between two countries. The Indian ministers and top army brass also keep visiting Bhutan, frequently. India is responsible for Bhutanese security. Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) is based in Bhutan to provide training to Bhutanese security forces.
source: http://www.bhutannewsonline.com/india_bhutan.html
January 18th, 2005  
Shadowalker
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_of_Switzerland

switzerlands number of professional solders may be pretty small, but look at how big the militia can be!
January 18th, 2005  
Grimnar
 
 
What about Iceland?
Try to find some information about their armed forces.

Oh.... thats right.... They dont have any.
January 18th, 2005  
Darcia
 
Switzerland is realy the only major Neutrel nation. They have made it through 2 world wars without picking sides 'officialy'. Sure they have 300,000 men in uniform and only a population of roughly 7 million......
January 20th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by Grimnar
What about Iceland?
Try to find some information about their armed forces.

Oh.... thats right.... They dont have any.
Right, they don't have any, but as far as I know they started to recruit a few hundreds volunteers some yrs ago after 9/11. They realized that their country was being exposed to any threat from any terrorist group in the world.
I honestly don't know how much of that is done.

Nevertheless, Iceland is part of NATO- they offer their territory to the Alliance.

Although Reykjavik was chosen as some USA- USSR bilateral agreements 'halfway' location, but yeah Iceland is a member of Nato.
January 20th, 2005  
DemonHunter
 
Cambodia
January 20th, 2005  
Xion
 
Cambodia no way...it had some involvement in the Vietnam war.