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Unformatted text preview: ensures the protection and preservation of a major world faith. The security of a nation could rest on the premise of defending religion, as a major world faith (such as Catholicism) unites many nations towards one major common goal. Cooperation between national states is rare unless a common goal unites them in alliance—religion, in this case, would serve as the common ground. Special protection also unites nations in a common goal. The Swiss Guard was and is employed to provide special protection for the Pope—a guard comprised of the finest soldiers from the various corners of the globe. It can be argued, therefore, that even personal protection for positions of power is offered for a state protected by doctrine. Wylie, Lawren October 8, 2007 PoliSci 7—Belkin...
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- Christianity, Vatican City