March 27, 1794

On March 27, 1794, Denmark and Sweden formed a neutrality compact. Off to the side, Switzerland noticed what they were doing and thought to itself. “Hmmm. If I was to add a high quality milk chocolate and a highly confidential international banking industry to a neutrality concept in all wars, I might have a new, sexy national identity.” At the Treaty of Paris in 1815, Switzerland paraded out its new, sexy ‘Neutrality’ in all wars to the other nations. France, England and Austria all said, “Sure, you can be neutral, just don’t expect us to help you if Prussia decides to invade you.” Switzerland replied, “Not to worry, we have our new international banking and high quality milk chocolate to keep us safe.” Surprisingly, it has. Switzerland hasn’t been involved in a war with other nations since 1815.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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