Military, Service, Foreign
At first glance, the Fifteenth Century Swiss ascetic Niklaus von Flue
and George Washington have only their distinguished military service
in common. Yet they share something far more important to contemporary
citizens of the United States and Switzerland. They were early
proponents of their respective nations' views on neutrality and vocal
advocates of avoiding foreign influences, alliances, and payments. For
international observers, Swiss neutrality is a universal constant and the
nation is quickly approaching two hundred years of uninterrupted neutrality.
"Considering Swiss Neutrality In World War One: Ideas, Successes, And Failures,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 47:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol47/iss2/3