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of Germany SAPD , he was opposed to the introduction of Leninist schemes of organization into the party. Following the Nazi (Nazism) rise to power, he emigrated to Basel, Switzerland in 1933 and was later employed by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam from 1936 to 1939. He was a supporter of the 2½ International (International Working Union of Socialist Parties). When revolution erupted in Paris in February 1848, Liebknecht hurried to the scene. He arrived too late to do much in Paris, but he did join a legion that was heading for Germany to instigate revolution there. In the course of that poorly planned expedition, he was arrested in Baden and charged with treason. On the eve of his trial, revolution erupted once more, and a mob secured his release. He then became a member of the ''Badische Volkswehr'' and an adjutant of Gustav von Struve and fought in the ill-fated'' Reichverfassungskämpfe'' ("federal constitution wars"). After the revolutionaries' defeat, he escaped to Switzerland and became a leading member of the ''Genfer Arbeiterverein'' (Worker's Association of Geneva), where he met Friedrich Engels. Musical Background Stein associates with such Boston jazz musicians as Bill Pierce, Kenneth Weinberger, John LaPorta, and Bob Freedman. He has performed onstage with David "Fathead" Newman (David Newman (jazz musician)), Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith (Lonnie Smith (jazz musician)), Johnny Vidacovich, and Idris Muhammad. He has also performed concerts in Europe, conducting tours in Germany, France and Switzerland, in Brazil, as well as in the United States. Stein's compositions (musical composition) and performances are a range of jazz, including blues, bebop, bossas, and swing (Swing (genre)). Timepieces The Palace Museum has one of the largest collections of mechanical timepieces of the 18th and 19th centuries in the world, with more than 1,000 pieces. The collection contains both Chinese- and foreign-made pieces. Chinese pieces came from the palace's own workships, Guangzhou (Canton) and Suzhou (Suchow). Foreign pieces came from countries including Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland), France, Switzerland, the United States and Japan. Of these, the largest portion come from Britain. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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such as rallies, hillclimbs and slaloms are very popular, including the FIA European Hill Climb Championship. The '''Belchen Tunnel''' is a motorway tunnel in Switzerland, and forms part of the A2 (A2 (Switzerland)) motorway from Basel to Chiasso. It is 3.2 km long, and lies in the northern (slightly northwestern) part of Switzerland. It links Eptingen in the canton of Basel-Country with Hägendorf in the Canton of Solothurn


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and music administrator born in Zurich, and associated with several different musical genres. His output included chansons (Chanson#Modern_chanson), classical (Classical music), and light music. His classical music often combines myriad styles and techniques, including those drawn from baroque (Baroque music), classical (Classical period (music)), and twelve-tone (Twelve-tone technique) music. In the 1930's, he studied composition and conducting with Hermann Scherchen in Budapest and Vienna, and later with Wladimir Vogel in Basel. Life as a fugitive In June 1994, after Rwanda was conquered by the RPF (Rwandese Patriotic Front), Kabuga fled the country. He first attempted to enter Switzerland, but was ordered to leave. He went to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and was later believed to be residing in Nairobi, Kenya. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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Alsatian term for a marble cake or Bundt cake. In the rest of Germany it is called "Bundkuchen" or "Napfkuchen". Supposedly the part "Gugel-" is a variation of the Middle High German word '''gugel''' (hood), and the part "-hupf" is a variation of "Hefe" (yeast). '''Morges''' (Latin: '''Morgiis''' Home Historical-Research Latin-Names


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a freelance book designer for, amongst others, Philip Wilson Publishers, the Ashmolean Museum and the Bodleian Library. Then, in 1990, he was invited as foreign guest juror for Stiftung Buchkunst’s Best German book design competition. In 2003 he formed '''Roy Cole typography''', a type foundry based in Wells, England, dedicated to exploring and developing type families (Typeface#Font, typeface and type family) in the sans serif style. Early life Robert Karplus was born


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Angeles and at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. See: Manuel de Landa Faculty profile at European Graduate School He was previously an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. De Landa has a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from New York's School of Visual Arts. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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: a regular presence in ''Cahiers du Sud'' of Carcassonne, he had his work featured in the Surrealist press (''Discontinuité'', ''Le Phare de Neuilly'', ''Bifur''), as well as in ''Le Courrier des Poètes'', ''Le Journal des Poètes'', Romain Rolland's ''Europe (Europe (magazine))'', Paul Valéry's ''Commerce'' etc. Daniel, p. 624–625. See also: Răileanu & Carassou, p. 70, 135, 142, 159; Sitman, p. 117 In addition, Fondane's research was hosted by specialized venues such as ''Revue Philosophique'', ''Schweizer Annalen'' and Carlo Suarès' ''Cahiers de l'Étoile''. After a long period of indecision, the Romanian poet became a dedicated follower of Lev Shestov, a Russian (Russian Empire)-born existentialist (Existentialism) thinker whose ideas about the eternal opposition between faith and reason he expanded upon in later texts. Jordan Strump, note to Queneau, p. 214 According to intellectual historian Samuel Moyn, Fondane was, with Rachel Bespaloff, one of the "most significant and devoted of Shestov's followers". Moyn, p. 173 In 1929, as a frequenter of Shestov's circle, Fondane also met Argentinian (Argentina) female author Victoria Ocampo, who became his close friend (after 1931, he became a contributor to her modernist review, ''Sur (Sur (magazine))''). Fondane's essays were more frequently than before philosophical in nature: ''Europe'' published his tribute Shestov (January 1929) and his comments of Edmund Husserl's phenomenology (Phenomenology (philosophy)), which included his own critique of rationalism (June 1930). thumb right Piz Platta (Image:pizplatta surses.jpg) as seen above the Julia Valley '''Julia''' (Romansh (Romansh language): ''Gelgia'') is a river in the Grisons canton, eastern Switzerland. It is a tributary of the Albula river, which it meets in Tiefencastel. The road to the Julier Pass runs through the Julia valley. It has been traditionally cultivated as an oilseed crop to produce vegetable oil and animal feed (compound feed). There is ample archeological evidence to show it has been grown in Europe for at least 3,000 years. The earliest findsites include the Neolithic levels at Auvernier, Switzerland (dated to the second millennium BC), the Chalcolithic level at Pefkakia in Greece (dated to the third millennium BC), and Sucidava-Celei, Romania (''circa'' 2200 BC (2200s BC)). Daniel Zohary and Maria Hopf, ''Domestication of plants in the Old World'', third edition (Oxford: University Press, 2000), pp. 138f During the Bronze age and Iron age it was an important agricultural crop in northern Greece beyond the current range of the olive. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica

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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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