Category: Politics

8. April 2020

20th / 21st century | Politics

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Moorschutz statt Waffenplatz

by Aaron Estermann

In the 1980s, there was a pitched battle in Rothenthurm to save an area of moorland. This ultimately resulted in the adoption of a constitutional article on nature preservation.

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6. April 2020

Modern Age | Politics

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Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno

by Erika Hebeisen

The political slogan ‘One for all. All for one’ has gained new relevance during the coronavirus crisis. The motto has its roots in the early 16th century.

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25. March 2020

Middle Ages | Women in history

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Nuns – Powerful women in the Middle Ages

by Andrej Abplanalp

Medieval nuns – the phrase brings to mind a group of women living in seclusion behind convent walls, devoting themselves to their faith. But a look at history gives a very different picture.

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13. March 2020

20th / 21st century | Economy

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Jakob Fugger – Money and spirit around 1500

by Kurt Messmer

Augsburg: a descendant of a rural weaver became Europe’s most prominent merchant, mining entrepreneur and banker, despite the Bible’s prohibition of usury. A biography sheds light on an era of history – and vice versa.

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11. March 2020

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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Secret meeting in Ascona

by Raphael Rues

In March 1945, SS General Karl Wolff negotiated with the Allies over a German surrender in Italy. The secret meeting took place in Ascona.

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