Placing a nation or other social grouping in a neutral position rather than siding with existing factions.
Non-aligning has significantly developed since World War II. Many nations have chosen non-alignment as the basis of their foreign policy. While neutrality is non-participation on either side of an armed conflict, non-alignment is not subscribing to one or another of conflicting ideologies, but actively pursuing the freedom of choosing elements of either or neither one.
Non-aligning requires that there be an option of two or more factions which one could chose to side with.
1. Provides a way for individuals, smaller groups or countries to band together to form an additional alternative.
2. Gives a country a way not to permit its territory to be used for military bases of foreign powers.
3. It lets countries make their own decisions.
1. In order to be effective each country which is not a major power has to align with a group with power.<2. Non-aligning causes a country to turn inward and to react to situations rather than constructively create solutions.<3. Non-aligning is basically a hostile posture.
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