Category: Best of

30. March 2018

Modern Age | Best of

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One year – 150 articles

The Swiss National Museum’s blog was launched in early April 2017. Here are the most popular articles.

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8. January 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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NATEL – from status symbol to everyday object

In 1978, PTT launched the National Car Telephone, or Natel for short, heralding the start of mobile telephony’s meteoric rise. By the turn of the millennium, the Natel had gone from being a status symbol in Switzerland to an everyday object which everyone takes for granted.

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10. September 2017

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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The Ossola Republic

In autumn 1944, partisan groups liberated a sizeable territory around Domodossola from the Nazis and founded their own republic. But the resistance fighters were at odds with one another and after just over a month the dream of an independent state came to an end. The story of a tragedy on the border with Switzerland.

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6. September 2017

Modern Age | Politics

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Züriputsch

On 6 September 1839, thousands of farmers from the Zurich Oberland, armed with morning stars, halberds, pitchforks and cudgels, advanced on the cantonal capital city to topple the government. It was one of the bloody climaxes of the conflict between liberals and conservatives in the wild Switzerland of the 1840s.

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26. April 2017

Middle Ages | Society

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Revulsion, Morality and the Fork

On the History of Table Manners and Culture.

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