Switzerland

Swiss Revolutions & the Confederation

Switzerland has emerged over the years we have studied through our Swiss Maturité course. During the Enlightenment, French Revolutions and rise of European Nationalism, Switzerland as we recognise it emerged from a loose collection of separate cantons dominated by religious and cultural differences to form the Helvetic Confederation which is still the basis of what we see as modern Switzerland.  Political ideology and revolution, economic growth and European realpolitik all helped contribute to this emergence.  On your left is a visual representation of the growth of modern Switzerland.  On the right is a scanned text which explains that emergence from 1789 to 1848...

Underneath we have an in-depth article about the events that transformed the ancien regime into its modern and contemporary state

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Swiss Civics & Federal Semi-Democracy

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Swiss Neutrality & the 20th Century

https://m.warhistoryonline.com/history/battle-marignano-reason-almost-500-years-swiss-neutrality.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17988450

A chronology of key events:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShWBUWyD3AA&sns=em

Great video on Swiss history, politics, economy, demographics

 

Swiss Votation on Immigration

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2014/02/10/01003-20140210ARTFIG00249-le-vote-suisse-embarrasse-la-classe-politique-en-france.php

 

Votation's result embarrasses France

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2014/02/10/01003-20140210ARTFIG00290-la-confederation-risque-d-etre-mise-sur-la-touche.php

 

Consequences with the EU

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2014/02/10/01003-20140210ARTFIG00297-un-pays-bouscule-par-l-arrivee-de-700000-etrangers.php

 

Immigration explanation and division in Switzerland

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2014/02/10/01003-20140210ARTFIG00248-vote-suisse-des-quotas-ce-n-est-pas-la-fermeture.php

 

Quotas debates

http://www.lefigaro.fr/international/2014/02/09/01003-20140209ARTFIG00194-les-suisses-votent-contre-l-immigration-de-masse.php

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26034566

Swiss immigration referendum (9/2/14)

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25076879

Swiss vote no to capping bosses pay

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25415501

Swiss to vote on incomes for all - working or not

http://www.swissworld.org/en/politics/

Swissworld website

 

 

http://www.parlament.ch/e/pages/default.aspx

Swiss Parliament - Federal assembly homepage

 

http://www.admin.ch

Swiss Govt - Federal authorities of Swiss Federation homepage