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Swiss Confederation
De Eidgenossenschaft
Timeline: Principia Moderni IV (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: Old Swiss Confederacy
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg XXI Cantone coa Nic.png
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: 
Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno!" (Latin) "One for All, All For One!" (English)
Anthem: 
"Swiss Psalm"
Map of Switzerland Nic PMIV 2.png
CapitalBern (nominal\seat of the Tagsatzung and high court)
Largest City Zürich (economic center and seat of the stock market)
Official languages Eidgenösserisch
Regional Languages Romand
Alemannic
Lombard
Romansch
Arpitan
Arabic
Bergundian
Belkan
German
French
Italian
Demonym Swiss
Religion Roman Catholic
Islam
Eastern Orthodoxy
Judaism
Government Confederation
Legislature Tagsatzung
Has endured thoughout history.
 -  Federal Charter of 1291. 1291 
 -  Pact of Brunnen. 1315. 
 -  Pfaffenbrief of 1370. 1370. 
 -  Pact of Lucerne. 1400. 
 -  Pact of Sion. 1831. 
 -  The Confederacy becomes the Confederation, with Bern as the nominal capital. 1929. 
 -  The old local and national currencies are replaced by the Swiss Franc. 1931. 
Population
 -  1932 census 4,584,756 
Currency Swiss Frank (CHF)

Overview

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a small landlocked country in Western Europe. The Swiss Confederation (Eidgenossenisch: De Eidgenossenschaft) is a confederal state in Europe consisting of 21 autonomous cantons: Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St. Gallen, Appenzell, Graubünden, Zürich, Leventinen, Uri, Glarus, Schwyz, Zug, Luzern, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Basel, Solothurn, Wallis, Bern, Freiburg, Neuenburg, and Biel. Each canton is largely self-governing and primarily through elected councils. The cantons unite primarily to uphold shared freedoms, particularly in the face of foreign aggression. As of 1400, under the Pact of Lucerne, the cantons have shared a legislature, the Tagsatzung, which makes decisions on areas of national interest, such as: foreign policy, financial policy, armed forces, core railway lines, national public TV, national public radio, food safety laws and education.

History

British Concrete Pillbox from World War II on Eggjarnar Faroe Islands

A Chur pillbox bunker.

Switzerland has a population of 4.5 million people, with about 100,000 being descended from refugees from other European countries who came in the mid 19th Century to early 20th Century.

The Alps are a mountain chain in the southern part of the country and the nation's greatest defective asset.

During the various European wars between about 1880 and 1925 neutral. Switzerland also remained one of the countries that was socially stable. It is the most economically stable nations in the world due to careful and cunning use of resources and finances.

Switzerland is probably one of the most peaceful countries in the world as it has not been in a major conflict since about 1831.

It developed from the Early Swiss cross Swiss Confederacy in the late 1920s.

Politics

Cantons

CoA Canton Capital
Wappen Schaffhausen matt Schaffhausen Schaffhausen
Wappen Thurgau matt Thurgau Frauenfeld
Wappen St. Gallen matt St. Gallen St. Gallen
Wappen Appenzell Innerrhoden matt Appenzell Herisau
Wappen Graubünden matt Graubünden Chur
Wappen Zürich matt Zürich Zürich
Leventina-coat of arms Leventinen Leventinen
Uri-coat of arms Uri Altdorf
Glaris-coat of arms Glarus Glarus
Wappen des Kantons Schwyz Schwyz Schwyz
Zug-coat of arms Zug Zug
Lucerne-coat of arms Luzern Luzern
Wappen Obwalden matt Obwalden Sarnen
Wappen Nidwalden matt Nidwalden Stans
Wappen Basel-Landschaft matt Basel Liestal
Wappen Solothurn matt Solothurn Solothurn
Valais coa old Wallis Sion
Berne-coat of arms Bern Bern
Wappen Freiburg matt Freiburg Freiburg
Wappen Neuenburg Neuenburg\Neuchâtel Neuenburg\Neuchâtel
Biel-coat of arms Biel/Bienne Biel/Bienne

Military

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Economy

Currency

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Culture

Unified Swiss Language

In 1706, Swiss Linguist and Nationalist Hans Zuremburg set about creating a unified Swiss language to be used in Swiss schools and to eventually replace the common languages used in the region. His work was funded by the Tagastzung legislature. He was set to finish it by 1710 and did so.

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