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Did any major European country stay neutral during the Napoleonic Wars?

Did any major European country stay neutral during the Napoleonic Wars?


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During World Wars I and II, many countries managed to stay neutral, like Spain and Switzerland. Was there any major country (e.g. not a city-state or a micronation) that did the same during the Napoleonic Wars?


I just performed some Google search that gave me the map of Europe during Napoleonic wars.

Here goes the reproduction from Wikipedia:

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No major European country stayed neutral (for the whole time of Napoleonic wars).

The Ottoman Empire (partly placed in Europe, although not traditionally considered a European country) possibly comes closest. But it was by no means the boring Swiss-style neutrality, so I would review the Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, the Russo-Ottoman War of 1806-1812, and the 1807 British naval intervention to get the full story.

Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=cG6JC_E1Rf8C&pg=PA269 combined with http://books.google.pl/books?id=h_TguykH1qcC&pg=PA8 to rule out Kingdom of Sardinia; combined with http://books.google.pl/books?id=QjzYdCxumFcC&pg=PA223 for Ottoman Empire.

Update: Ottoman Empire was in a war with France until 1802.


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