Category: Economy

31. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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In search of riches in the rainforest

by Antoine Acker

In the 1970s the Volkswagen group launched a major agricultural project led by a Swiss citizen that resulted in bonded labour and rainforest deforestation on a massive scale.

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29. May 2019

Modern Age | Economy

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A one-track life

by Karl Lüönd

At the end of the 19th century, the world was gripped by ‘railway fever’. Swiss expertise was in high demand. Jakob Müller left Lucerne to move to present-day Turkey, where he eventually became the director of the Orient Express.

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6. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The national exhibition of 1939

by Andrej Abplanalp

The national exhibition of 1939 was not only a centre for the spiritual defence of the nation – it was also a hugely successful exhibition. With over 10 million visitors, it was extremely popular as well.

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1. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Switzerland from above

by Hannes Mangold

Eduard Spelterini was an adventurer, balloonist and photographic artist. He showed many for the first time what Switzerland looks like from above.

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19. April 2019

20th / 21st century | Tourism

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The iconic Lake Constance and Rhine poster

by Elisabeth Schraut

The Lake Constance and Rhine poster produced by Orell Füssli in 1897 shows the whole of Lake Constance as far as the Rhine Falls, with the snow-covered Alps in the background. Depicting a south-facing perspective, to this day it has defined the tourist view of Lake Constance.

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