Category: Politics

6. April 2018

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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The smuggler invasion

Smuggling on Switzerland’s southern border increased rapidly during the Second World War. People now began being smuggled over the border too.

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5. April 2018

Modern Age | Economy

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Smuggling between Switzerland and Italy

Smugglers operated between Ticino and Italy using dogs and submarines. The fascinating tales of smuggling from southern Switzerland.

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20. March 2018

20th / 21st century | Economy

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The watch of Presidents

In 1947, watch brand VULCAIN launched the world’s first wristwatch with built-in alarm that could be mass-produced. The “Cricket” became a symbol of the post-war period and has gone down in watchmaking history as the “President’s Watch”.

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4. December 2017

20th / 21st century | Economy

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The dark side of chocolate

The demand for chocolate skyrocketed at the beginning of the 20th century, not least because of World War I. This is the dark side of chocolate history.

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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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