To stay safe and make money
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to not pick a side in a world war! e.g Switzerland was neutral during world war 2, they did not help the allies or the axis
The U.S. stayed neutral during the world war 1 because President Wilson thought that them being neutral could somehow end the war.
Switzerland did not fight on any side in during both world wars it chose to stay neutral.
Because it was in their own self interest.
They just didn't pick a side to fight for.
because the felt like it they thought it was too dangerous.
by not going into conflict with britian or any other country they did try to stay neutral
U.S. stayed neutral for most of the war they only fought for one year and ended the war
Switzerland was neither in the Axis or the Allies during World War 2. Switzerland wanted to stay completely neutral. And to stay neutral, they would shot any planes that belonged to the Allies and Axis Powers that flew over Switzerland,
The United States tried to stay neutral in World War 1 because they did not want problems. This when wrong and they got in the middle of it.
because Germany sank US ships
From 1938-1945 Austria was a part of Germany and of course fought as a part of Germany in World War 2.
Yes they did.
America is a large country whose people have many different opinions. Some Americans believed that America could remain neutral during World War 1, some believed that America could but should not stay neutral, and some believed that America could not stay neutral. Initially, those in favor of neutrality were the vast majority. Eventually those supporting participation in the war became a larger and larger fraction of the population, until they were so large that a declaration of war became politically possible.
In the previous century the Swedes chose to be "eternally" neutral. Their nation had been in too many wars. They chose to be neutral and stay neutral. During the war Nazis came into their country and the Monarchy had to get them booted out. They did help escaping Jews by allowing them into Sweden. They also helped Norwegians and Finns escapees.
Great Britain fought against Austria-Hungary and Germany. Italy was going to join the Triple Alliance before the war but decided to stay neutral.
The U.S. had a close relationship with Great Britain, and the war interfered with trade.
The U.S. wanted to stay neutral and let this be Europe's war.
Because they saw it as a war that did not involve them and did not want to spend lives defending foreign countries
Italy changed its alliance. Italy wanted to stay neutral, because their alliance was supposed to be defensive, not offensive. Italy changed sides later in the war because the Allies offered them new territory if the Allies were to win World War I.