The Sonderbundswar that brought Peace

Switzerland has a reputation for slow political decision-making. However, the country did lead the way in introducing democracy and Europe’s first trilingual confederal democratic (for men) republic in 1848. The cantons are the experimental gardens of new political concepts; ultimately, the citizens always have the last say because all citizens are politicians. So it was … Read more » “The Sonderbundswar that brought Peace”

Swiss Democracy at Work

Switzerland’s political system is unique in the world. It also functions relatively well. The country is not only the world champion of direct citizen control over municipal, cantonal and national policy. The governments of municipalities and cantons are also directly elected by the people through the absolute majority system per candidate. Moreover, the number of … Read more » “Swiss Democracy at Work”

The Swiss Police

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