Non-interventionist

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Nonintervention or Non-interventionism is a foreign policy which holds that political rulers should avoid alliances with other nations and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial self-defense. A similar phrase is "strategic independence".[1]

Isolationism is nonintervention combined with economic nationalism (protectionism). Some non-interventionists are not isolationists. Some, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in the United States favored nonintervention combined with free trade and free cultural exchange.

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References

  1. Carpenter, Ted Galen. The Libertarian Reader, 336-344. ISBN 0-684-83200-3.  Nonintervention is usually defined as either the determination by a nation to refrain from interfering in the affairs of other nations or those of its own political subdivisions; or as the refusal or failure to intervene in same. Noninterventionism is not to be confused with isolationism, a political policy which sometimes carries with it laws that mandate a breaking of ties between the inhabitants of one political subidivision and another.
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