History UsefulNotes / Switzerland

9th Mar '16 10:27:07 PM Prfnoff
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One of the few countries in western Europe not part of the EU, although they often adopt EU regulations in the interest of trade. As a result, they still have their own currency, too.

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One of the few countries in western Europe not part of the EU, although they often adopt EU regulations in the interest of trade. As a result, they still have their own currency, too.
too. The Swiss also didn't join the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations until 2002.
24th Nov '15 7:20:01 PM StevieC
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In addition to pocket-knives, Switzerland is famous for the production of finely-crafted mechanical watches by such brands as Breitling and Omega, among others.

Also Switzerland is renowned the world over for making some of the finest milk-chocolate anywhere.
10th Nov '15 7:09:45 PM msq
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As of late however, Switzerland has increasingly become known for anonymous and secure ''data protection,'' protecting clients' digital information in a similar if updated manner to the old "Numbered Swiss Account."
26th Sep '15 4:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* Lausanne, in the southwestern part of the country, is home to several sports federations, most notably the [[OlympicGames International Olympic Committee]]. Primarily French-speaking.

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* Lausanne, in the southwestern part of the country, is home to several sports federations, most notably the [[OlympicGames [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames International Olympic Committee]]. Primarily French-speaking.
9th May '15 12:31:58 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Speaking of AH.com, there are several timelines which try to avert the above clichés and feature the country in meaningful ways. A notable example is ''ProtectAndSurviveATimeline'', in which the Swiss are among the better off European countries after a nuclear war in late February 1984 decimates civilization. They even [[UnlikelyHero try to help the less fortunate European countries as much as they can]], providing them with surplus supplies and valuable intel. In the post-war world, they become a power to be reconed with. Another TL that uses Switzerland in an interesting way is ''[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=190997 The Smallest Possible Difference]]''.

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* Speaking of AH.com, there are several timelines which try to avert the above clichés and feature the country in meaningful ways. A notable example is ''ProtectAndSurviveATimeline'', ''Literature/ProtectAndSurviveATimeline'', in which the Swiss are among the better off European countries after a nuclear war in late February 1984 decimates civilization. They even [[UnlikelyHero try to help the less fortunate European countries as much as they can]], providing them with surplus supplies and valuable intel. In the post-war world, they become a power to be reconed with. Another TL that uses Switzerland in an interesting way is ''[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=190997 The Smallest Possible Difference]]''.
2nd Apr '15 5:34:21 AM Patachou
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!! See also:
[[index]]
* SwissMedia
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21st Mar '15 4:41:25 PM StFan
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* Literature/WilliamTell

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* Literature/WilliamTellMyth/WilliamTell
16th Mar '15 9:19:54 AM allium
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* American children's author/illustrator Creator/RichardScarry set up his studio in Gstaad in 1972; much of the architecture and clothing in his work (such as Huckle's lederhosen) has a Swiss-Bavarian feel to it.

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* American children's author/illustrator Creator/RichardScarry set up his studio in Gstaad in 1972; much of the architecture and clothing in his work (such as Huckle's lederhosen) has a Swiss-Bavarian an Alpine feel to it.
16th Mar '15 9:19:02 AM allium
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* American children's author/illustrator Creator/RichardScarry set up his studio in Gstaad in 1972; much of the architecture and clothing in his work (such as Huckle's lederhosen) has a Swiss-Bavarian feel to it.
27th Oct '14 5:53:50 AM Patachou
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There are actually two companies that produce MacGyver's [[SwissArmyWeapon favourite device]] for the Swiss military (who as usual refuse to play favourites between them, and split the order equally);

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There are actually two companies that produce MacGyver's Series/MacGyver's [[SwissArmyWeapon favourite device]] for the Swiss military (who as usual refuse to play favourites between them, and split the order equally);



* RogerFederer, 17-Grand Slam-winning [[{{Tennis}} tennis player]], former World No. 1.

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* RogerFederer, Roger Federer, 17-Grand Slam-winning [[{{Tennis}} tennis player]], former World No. 1.



* CarlJung

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* CarlJungUsefulNotes/CarlJung



* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} in Switzerland''. Asterix and Obelix go to Helvetia to find and bring an edelweiss in order to save a Quaestor who was poisoned. Along the way, we see several things associated with Switzerland, like the cuckoo clock, Swiss cheese and Lake Geneva.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} in Switzerland''. Asterix and Obelix go to Helvetia to find and bring an edelweiss in order to save a Quaestor who was poisoned. Along the way, we see several things associated with Switzerland, like the cuckoo clock, Swiss cheese cheese, WilliamTelling and Lake Geneva.
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