If Sweden was neutral could warring nations have espionage rings operating in Stockholm at the time?
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"The Allies were also collaborating with C-byrån, the Swedish military intelligence. Sweden allowed Allied spies to listen to German radio signals from a station on Öland, and in Malmö a location was established for British military to lead bombing actions in Germany"
In Europe, the nations that managed to remain neutral were Sweden, Spain and Switzerland. In Africa, all countries were linked to either Italy, France or Britain so none of them remained neutral. The Latin American countries remained largely neutral. Asian countries were practically all dragged into the war, either because they were invaded by Japan or because they were colonies of Japan or one of the Allied nations.
Luxembourg had every intention of being neutral as other nations had however they were invaded by Germans as was Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark. Neutrality pacts and nonaggression pacts they signed with Germany were unobserved by Hitler. He invaded their nations and killed their Jews. The Swiss were supposed to be neutral too but they ended up aiding Hitler to keep him out of their nation.
During World War II, but the point remains true in many other war-time contexts, neutral countries participated in the affairs of formal belligerents in a number of ways. Diplomatically, 'neutrals' sometimes offered to serve as mediators or were asked to mediate between nations at war. On humanitarian grounds, neutral nations sometimes sent aid-teams or inspectors into warring nations. Further, trade and financial transactions were sometimes the basis for interaction between 'neutrals' and nations-at-war.
Why did the American government want to the protect the rights of neutral nations to use the seas during war?
The American government wanted to be able to import and export goods to and from neutral nations, thereby allowing the country to stay afloat economically and continue the war with the goods needed. This wouldn't really be possible if neutral ships carrying goods were gunned down on their way to the US.
Earth is a protective ground that is not intended to carry operating current. Neutral, on the other hand, while grounded at the distribution panel and at the service entrance, is intended to carry operating current. As such, neutral is properly insulated and designed to rise to the same temperature as the hot conductors, while earth is not. Also, many ground-fault-current-interrupting (GFCI) breakers operate on the principle of differential current between hot and neutral - returning…
Why did Sweden remain neutral during world war 2 even tho it neighboring countries had fallen victim to the naziwar machine?
You would have to understand the many centuries of history of Sweden. They had warred with other nations and people groups for centuries. Like Switzerland, who had had fought with other nations for centuries too, they chose to be neutral before the war commenced. Both of those nations had been neutral nations for a long time. They were determined not to war again. The Swedish were neutral in "legal ways" but in reality they did…
Neutral nations included countries that did not fight on either side. In Europe, Switzerland was neutral. Spain was ostensibly neutral but aided the Axis (Germany). Ireland was neutral, its shipping being interdicted by both the Allies and Axis, but in many cases the Irish acted in concert with the Allies, as their own sovereignty was at risk. The Vatican was neutral and was occupied by neither side.
Switzerland has been a neutral nation for over a century. During the world wars they were neutral up to a point. The Swiss Banks held stolen gold, money, art works for the Nazis. They also allowed the Germans to be in their country and to carry on espionage. They also allowed Allied Forces to conduct espionage and other ventures in their nation. But, they were actually more supportive of the Germans than they were of…