Switzerland

What is Switzerland known for?


major recording

journal author Bernard D. Sherman. title Brahms: The Symphonies Charles Mackerras url http: www.bsherman.net mack.html journal Fanfare year 1997 1999 accessdate 2010-09-05 '''Wrecked Mob''' from Lucerne, Switzerland were the first Swiss-German Rap (Hip hop music) Crew on a major recording label (Sony Columbia Records). They are also part of the legendary Graffiti Crew Stick Up Kids (www.stickupkids.de), together with worldwide acclaimed artists


growing collection

. It is also known as ''Lake Walen'' or ''Lake Walenstadt'', after Walenstadt. Other towns and villages at the lake include: Weesen, Quinten, Quarten, and Murg. Born in Mulhouse, France, he studied at the College of Neuchâtel, Switzerland as a student of Louis Agassiz. In 1847, he accompanied Agassiz as his assistant to Harvard (Harvard University). Three years later, Spencer Fullerton Baird called him to the Smithsonian to work on its growing

collection of North American reptiles, amphibians and fishes. He worked at the museum for the next ten years and published numerous papers, many in collaboration with Baird. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no oranges (orange (fruit)) in Florida, no bananas in Ecuador, no paprika in Hungary, no tomatoes in Italy, no potatoes in Germany, no coffee in Colombia, no pineapples in Hawaii, no rubber trees in Africa


single military

and 250 bridges The prize is named after the Swiss (Switzerland) author Charles Ferdinand Ramuz. In deciding whether or not to advise Charles V to go to war against France in northern Italy, Gattinara constructed an allegory posing the seven deadly sins against the ten commandments—seven causes for avoiding war, and ten arguments in favor. Against, the reasons were all quite practical: an attack would place a great stake on a single Military strategy strategy


incredible events

few months, Irene and Cable become close friends, though she often disagrees with him and calls him on bad decisions. Working for Cable, she also is a witness to many incredible events and lands a job as a reporter for the Daily Bugle by writing about them. During this time, Irene investigates the history of the Hellfire Club and Sebastian Shaw offers her a place in the Hellfire Club in return for her silence. Irene refuses. ''Cable'' #48-95 '' X-Men


literary efforts

resignation, completely dependent on his literary efforts. However, and quite unexpectedly, he received a large sum of money from the Russian Tsarina. She had seen him as a defender of Christianity and thus worthy of her royal support. In 2011, he relived his music career with a short tour across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


life album

Life (album) It's My Life ''. The accompanying single "Such a Shame" (a song inspired by the book ''The Dice Man'') became a Top 5 hit in Austria, Germany, Italy


band time

Nations UN ) and Brussels (for European institutions). The late 70s and early 80s gave many one hit wonders and some bands that lasted longer. Girl groups Luv' and Dolly Dots but also disco bands Spargo and Time Bandits (Time Bandits (band)) were most successful. Together with the Golden Earring, which scored some of their biggest hits with "Twilight Zone (Twilight Zone (Golden Earring song))' and "When The Lady Smiles". The Nits developed a large


success scoring

was not a success, scoring 2 and 12. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


unusual+cover

album ''Francesco De Gregori (Francesco De Gregori (album))'' (also known as the "Sheep" due to the unusual cover by Gordon Fagetter) showed even more experimental and sometimes obscure lyrics, and again was a failure. RCA Music, however, continued to trust in De Gregori's qualities: this trust was repaid the following year, when De Gregori released one of the most successful Italian LPs of the 1970s, ''Rimmel (Rimmel (album))''. This work contained several of his most


frequently carrying

, receiving ''Aéro-Club de Belgique'' (Aero Club of Belgium) licence #27. Her appearances at air shows earned her the nickname the ''"Girl Hawk"''. There was a minor scandal early in her aviation career when it was revealed to the press that she did not wear a corset while flying. In September 1910 Dutrieu flew non-stop from Ostend to Bruges, Belgium. From 26 September to 1 October she flew, frequently carrying passengers, at the aviation week in Burton-upon-Trent, England. She was the first woman pilot to stay airborne for more than an hour and on 21 December 1910 she became the first winner of the ''Coupe Femina'' (Femina Cup) for a non-stop flight of 167 km in 2 hours 35 minutes. In 1911 she regained the ''Coupe Femina'' temporarily with a flight of 254 km in 2 hours 58 minutes but that year's cup was eventually won by Marie Marvingt. thumb 300px right The Santos-Dumont Demoiselle Santos-Dumont no.19 (Image:Santosdumont19.jpg) aircraft that Dutrieu attempted to fly in 1908 In September 1911 Dutrieu travelled to the United States with her Henry Farman type III biplane. She competed for the women's altitude record and the ''Rodman-Wanamaker trophy'', subsequently won by Matilde Moisant (Matilde E. Moisant), at the Nassau Boulevard airfield meeting in Garden City, New York. In the same year Dutrieu beat 14 male pilots to win the ''Coppa del Re'' (King's Cup) in Florence, Italy. In 1912 she reputedly became the first woman to pilot a seaplane. Later the same year she won a prize in competition against four other seaplane pilots, including Réne Caudron (Caudron), at Ouchy-Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1913 Dutrieu became the first woman aviator awarded membership of the ''Légion d'honneur'' (French Legion of Honour). The same year that the French police raided the MEK's properties in France (2003), Tehran attempted to negotiate with Washington. Iranian officials offered to withdraw military backing for Hamas and Hezbollah, and to give open access to their nuclear facilities (Iran's nuclear program) in return for Western action in disbanding the MEK, which was revealed by ''Newsnight'', a BBC current affairs program, in 2007. The BBC uncovered a letter written after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 where Tehran made this offer BBC Newsnight article The proposition was done in a secret letter to Washington via Switzerland. According to the BBC, the U.S. State Department received the letter from the highest levels of the Iranian government commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

Switzerland

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-- '''Switzerland''' ( . While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found; among them are the two global (global city) and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291, which is celebrated annually as Swiss National Day. The country has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Thomas Fleiner, Alexander Misic, Nicole Töpperwien, ''Swiss Constitutional Law'', p. 28, Kluwer Law International In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross (International Committee of the Red Cross), Switzerland is home to numerous international organizations, including the second largest UN office (United Nations Office at Geneva). On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area – although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.

Straddling the intersection of Germanic (German-speaking Europe) and Romance (Romance-speaking Europe) Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh (Romansh language). Therefore the Swiss (Swiss people), although predominantly German-speaking, do not form a nation in the sense of a common ethnicity or language; rather, Switzerland's strong sense of identity and community is founded on a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, Constitutional Patriotism and Exclusion: the Swiss Case

Switzerland ranks high in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, economic competitiveness (Global Competitiveness Report), and human development (Human Development Index). It has the highest nominal wealth per adult (financial and non-financial assets) in the world according to Credit Suisse and the eighth-highest (List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita) per capita gross domestic product on the IMF list.

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