Category: Politics

24. October 2017

Modern Age | Politics

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Teamwork

In Switzerland, government is a team effort, not a one-man-show. Political power is distributed among numerous authorities and many different people, and as a result, Swiss governments do not have just one head of state, but several–seven as a rule.

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2. October 2017

20th / 21st century | Fashion

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Pioneer in politics and fashion

Elisabeth Kopp was not just the first woman on the Federal Council; she also sparked a fashion trend in Switzerland. The story of a woollen outfit.

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23. September 2017

Modern Age | Politics

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A display window in the 16th century

Switzerland votes this weekend. In politics, strong public presence is very important. This was also the case in the past.

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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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