2. The nation does not externally assert itself aggressively, unless directly provoked by external nations or states.

This statement should be obvious in regards to the first doctrine, though it recognizes the probability of outside entities that would threaten the nation. It may even be seen as an extension of the first doctrine, in the way that it actually enforces the values of Selectivism upon another nation in a sense, defying the imperial method of singly swallowing the territories of a nation for its oppressive means.

All nations of sentient peoples have a right to resist any forceful takeover. In this case, a Selectivist state is justified in any and all aggressive behaviors it sponsors towards the goal of protecting its sovereignty, as this is, quite simply, an exercising of the sentient people's right to free choice. In this way--and only in this way--may the nation impose itself upon a foreign nation. Thus, it is proper for the nation to weaponize to any degree in the preservation of its people's rights.

- Viola Tave