Switzerland

What is Switzerland known for?


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District Morges . '''Montherod''' is a municipality (Municipalities of Switzerland) in the Swiss (Switzerland) canton (Cantons of Switzerland) of Vaud. It is located in the district of Morges (Morges District). 250px right P. E. von Fellenberg (Image:PhilippEmanuel vonFellenberg.jpg) '''Philipp Emanuel von Fellenberg''' (27 June 1771 – 21 November 1844) was a Swiss (Switzerland) educationist and agronomist. Foreign collusion Human Rights Watch has documented links


games recording

title Final Ranking url http: www.iihf.com hockey x 9900 W18a 9900 htm W18A_fr.htm accessdate 2010-08-08 publisher International Ice Hockey Federation Two years later, Ballard was named to the under-20 squad for the 2001 World Junior Championships (2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships) in the Czech Republic. He played in seven games, recording a goal and an assist. The United States lost in the quarterfinal to Russia and went on to place in fifth after defeating Sweden


drinking song

und Antitrinitarier, eine Randfigur der frühen Täuferbewegung'' (Gütersloh, 1957). The ''Geisslerlieder'' were suppressed, eventually, by the Church. Parodies of the movement quickly arose, as well: in Switzerland in 1350 a description survives of a group singing ''Geisslerlieder'' fitted with new words, as a bawdy drinking song; whether the drinkers flogged themselves is not known. A parody of a ''Geisslerlied'' is also found in the 1975 film ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail'', where a group of monks chants the ''Pie Jesu'' while hitting themselves with boards. Political aspects Despite believing that the Kingdom of God, as he envisioned it, was divinely preordained, Monk had few or no reservations about using political will and power to achieve his vision. For example, in 1872, a Board of Arbitration was convened in Switzerland to settle a dispute between the United States and Britain over losses of merchant ships during the American Civil War. During the deliberations, Monk wrote to U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, urging that this board be made permanent and set up in Jerusalem. There are at least three national unicycle hockey leagues (Sports league). One is in the UK (United Kingdom), UK unicycle hockey league with 10 registered teams, another is in Germany, German unicycle hockey league where there are 53 registered teams, and a third is in Switzerland, with approximately 20 teams. Swiss Unicycle hockey league In addition to these leagues, there are individual teams in other countries, including France, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Hong Kong, Korea (South Korea) and Singapore. List of unicycle hockey clubs Ice racing in film Ice racing was featured in the 1969 James Bond film ''On Her Majesty's Secret Service (On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film))'' with George Lazenby and Diana Rigg as they attempted to evade their pursuers. The track was in Switzerland. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


representing gold

magazines and other shows. A soundtrack CD was released in 1995, and a remix called "The Final" by Phil Fuldner entered the top ten of the German (Germany) and Swiss (Switzerland) single charts in 1998. The German publisher Bastei Verlag released a Captain Future comic series with original adventures. Germans eat a Three Kings cake which may be a golden pastry ring filled with orange and spice representing gold, frankincense and myrrh. More often in West Germany and Switzerland, these cakes take the form of Buchteln but for Epiphany, studded with citron, and baked as seven large buns in a round rather than square pan, forming a crown. Or they may be made of typical rich Christmas bread dough with cardamom and pearl sugar in the same seven bun crown shape. These varieties are most typically purchased in supermarkets with the trinket, and gold paper crown included. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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as academia. Latterly, he became a Professor at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. When released in 1821, he went to Switzerland, where he later became a citizen of Canton


wearing number

19 shirt during the 2008 09 season with a plus sign between the 1 and 9 (appearing on the back of his shirt as 1+9). commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


defense programs

, cellist, and founder of children's hospitals in Cambodia DATE OF BIRTH March 13, 1947 During the 1950s, many countries developed large civil-defense programs designed to aid the populace in the event of nuclear warfare. These generally included drills for evacuation to fallout shelters, popularized through popular media such as the US film, Duck and Cover. These drills, with their images of eerily empty streets and the activity of hiding from a nuclear bomb under a schoolroom desk, would later become symbols of the seemingly inescapable and common fate created by such weapons. Many Americans—at least among the wealthier classes—built back-yard fallout shelters, which would provide little protection from a direct hit, but would keep out wind-blown fallout, for a few days or weeks (Switzerland, which never acquired nuclear weapons, although it had the technological sophistication to do so long before Pakistan or North Korea, has built nuclear blast shelters that would protect most of its population from a nuclear war.) Freeman J. Dyson, ''Weapons and Hope'', HarperCollins, 1984. ISBN 006039031X Nigel Calder, ''Nuclear Nightmares: Investigations into Possible Wars'', Penguin (non-classics), 1981. ISBN 0140058672 Switzerland In Switzerland the landwehr used to be a second line force, in which all citizens served for twelve years. It was abolished after the army reform in 1965. As a reference to this past, a number of Swiss wind bands bear the name "Landwehr" in their titles. The line is operated by five low-floor electric motor coaches of type Stadler GTW, built by Stadler Rail in Switzerland. The cars are numbered AM1-AM5 and named after local peaks. These cars are equipped for adhesion and rack propulsion and can each carry up to 200 passengers. They are air-conditioned and have panorama windows offering a good view over the environment. Trains run at up to commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


young love

;titel Love+Is+In+The+Air&cat s title John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air publisher Australian-charts.com accessdate 14 August 2009 The song peaked at No. 2 in South Africa. As a result of his popularity in Australia he was crowned 'King of Pop (Australian pop music awards#1967–1978: King of Pop Awards)' in October 1978. commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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is finally taken to court and sentenced (Sentence (law)) to death. Paulina is imprisoned for two years. Decades later her son and her grandson visit the still existing little town in order to confront the man who warned Paulina repeatedly but in the end let her go down. The both of them are appalled when they realise he still lives in the very town where the citizens forced him to take action on Paulina and he doesn't hide. The '''Solothurn S-18 1000''' 20 mm Anti-Tank rifle


international population

languages in school, and many also learn English. In the major German-speaking cities, English is widely spoken by younger people, so English speaking tourists should not have a problem communicating. In contrast, English is not as widely spoken in the French and Italian speaking areas, the exception being the city of Geneva, where English is widely spoken due to its large international population. See The seven wonders thumbnail Chateau de Chillon (File:Chillon.jpeg) *The '''Castle of Chillon''': near Montreux *The '''Lavaux vineyards''': on the shore of Lake Geneva *The '''Castles of Bellinzona''': in the southern canton of Ticino *The '''Abbey of St. Gallen''' *The '''Top of Europe and the Sphinx observatory''': a "village" with a post office on the 3,500 metres high Jungfraujoch above Wengen *The '''Grande Dixence''': a 285 metres high dam, south of Sion *The '''Landwasser viaduct''': on the railway between Chur and St. Moritz The seven natural wonders thumbnail Matterhorn (File:Matterhorn Reflected in Riffelsee.JPG) *The '''Matterhorn''': from Schwarzsee, Gornergrat or simply from the village of Zermatt *The '''northern walls of the Jungfrau and Eiger''': two of the most celebrated mountains in the Alps, they can be seen from the valley of Lauterbrunnen or from one of the many summits that can be reached by train or cable car *The '''Aletsch Glacier''': the longest in Europe, the Aletsch wild Forest is located above the glacier, best seen from above Bettmeralp *The '''lakes of the Upper Engadin''': one of the highest inhabited valley in the Alps at the foot of Piz Bernina, they can be all seen from Muottas Muragl *The '''Lake Lucerne''': from the Pilatus above Lucerne *The '''Oeschinensee''': a mountain lake with no rivals above Kandersteg *The '''Rhine Falls''': the largest in Europe, take a boat to the rock in the middle of the falls Do 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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