Why Didn’t Hitler Invade Switzerland in World War II?

A Test of Defensive Deterrence

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Introduction

Switzerland has acted as a neutral state since 1516, with the exception of the Napoleonic Wars between 1798 and 1815. At the Congress of Vienna on November 20, 1815, Austria, Britain, France, Portugal, Prussia, and Russia all agreed to recognize Swiss neutrality,¹ a commitment…

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