Category: Politics

18. October 2019

Modern Age | Politics

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Switzerland’s ‘militia’ system

by René Roca

Even today, Switzerland’s ‘militia’ system of citizen legislature (Milizsystem) is central to the country’s system of government. But what does the term ‘militia’ actually mean? And how did this system come about?

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16. October 2019

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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The birth and death of the Partisan Republic of Ossola

by Raphael Rues

The Partisan Republic of Ossola fought against fascism in 1944. Without help from Ticino, the fight would have been even more hopeless.

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9. October 2019

20th / 21st century | Sports

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Political and economic aspects in football

by Mämä Sykora

Football is more than just a sport. Football is culture and entertainment, the regular crowd around their usual table and the select few in the VIP lounge. And football is also politics and business.

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30. August 2019

20th / 21st century | War/battle

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The dangerous business of Jules Bloch

by Christophe Vuilleumier

Swiss industrialist Jules Bloch exported ammunition components to France during the First World War. Germany attempted all kinds of intrigues to put an end to his dealings.

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28. August 2019

Modern Age | Religion

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The synagogues of Lengnau and Endingen

by Gabriel Heim

The first Jews settled in Lengnau and Endingen in the 16th century, and the country’s first synagogues were built in those villages.

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