Can great powers stay neutral in large conflicts? [closed]

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Whenever I think of a neutral country, countries that come to mind are, say, Switzerland, Austria or Sweden.

However, no great power comes to mind in this context. In fact, they are mostly on the opposite sides as seen during the cold war.
Can great powers remain neutral, or will they always have to have their own blocs (say, by very definition of being great power)?

Great Power: A great power is an entity (a country or something like the EU) that is recognized widely as having the ability and expertise to exert its influence on a global scale.

Neutrality: The state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality.

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