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In rare cases, such as Ethiopia and Qing Dynasty China, local governments were able to use treaties to at least mitigate the effects of European colonization. This included learning the intricacies of European diplomatic practices, and then using treaties to prevent power from exceeding its agreement or by putting different powers in competition. [Citation required] Bilateral agreements are concluded between two States or entities.  It is possible for a bilateral treaty to have more than two parties; Thus, each of the bilateral treaties between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) has seventeen parts: the parties are divided into two groups, the Swiss (“on one side”) and the EU and its member states (“on the other”).