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Andrej Abplanalp
Historian and communications chief of the Swiss National Museum.

14. June 2019

Women in history | 20th / 21st century | Politics | Article | Featured

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The women’s strike day of 1991

In 1991, Swiss women went on strike for the first time. They took to the streets to demonstrate for equal pay and equal job opportunities. 28 years later, the demands are still the same.

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10. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics | Article | Featured

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The ‘Kanton Übrig’ – Switzerland’s ‘leftover’ Canton

In 1919, the population of Vorarlberg voted to join Switzerland. The Federal Council was split, and the country otherwise was also rather reluctant. In the end, the region remained in Austria.

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6. May 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics | Culture | Economy | Article | Featured

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The national exhibition of 1939

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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12. April 2019

20th / 21st century | Fashion | Society | Culture | Article | Featured

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Fighting tradition with rock ’n’ roll

In the 1950s, young people started rebelling against the traditional middle-class values of the time. With dancing and rock ’n’ roll, they aspired to the American lifestyle.

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27. March 2019

Research | Technology | Food | 20th / 21st century | Economy | Article | Featured

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Kitchen aids from Switzerland

Swiss cuisine doesn’t rank among the world’s elite. But the gadgets that make a cook’s life easier are truly a cut above. From the vegetable peeler to the garlic press, all these inventions come from Switzerland.

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