Category: Politics

16. April 2019

Modern Age | Society

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Switzerland elsewhere

Switzerland was not always a prosperous country. Up until 150 years ago, many set off for distant lands. The emigrants took a piece of their homeland with them and founded towns such as Zurichtal, Berne and Nova Friburgo.

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10. April 2019

Modern Age | War/battle

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Handsome men for ‘Frau Hauptmannin’

Swiss mercenaries – think they were all men? Think again. People tend to forget that in family-run mercenary companies, it was the women who pulled the strings.

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8. April 2019

20th / 21st century | Politics

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The Swiss atomic bomb

For a long time, Switzerland too considered building an atomic bomb. Many felt it was a must. The project was finally abandoned in the 1980s.

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5. April 2019

Modern Age | Politics

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No right of domicile for Jews

The Federal Constitution of 1848 denied Jews free settlement in Switzerland. Only the signing of a trade agreement with France prompted Switzerland to end this discrimination.

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1. April 2019

Middle Ages | Politics

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The White Book of Sarnen

Once upon a time, there was a hero named Tell. He was born in an office in Central Switzerland. Tell is an instrument, always working on behalf of whomever is telling his story.

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