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Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps -Switzerland
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1885/00/00 In Sonvilier, Switzerland, distillery owner Fernand Moureaux invents an aperitif drink made by distilling gentian roots. Suze
2015/04/02 Barack Obama President Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Executive Federica Mogherini announce that "a general agreement for a peaceful nuclear program and a lifting of sanctions against Iran" has been reached in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Aletsch Glacier Glacier
Alps Mountain System
Bernese Alps Mountain Range
Bernina Pass Mountain Pass
Engadine Mountains Mountain Range
Jungfrau Mountain
Monte San Giorgio Mountain
The Matterhorn Mountain

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Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Switzerland:
Locale Type Nation

Demonym: Swiss
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 5

History »

The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality. - The World Factbook

Creative Works »

Ashenden: Or the British Agent Novel W Somerset Maugham "Ashenden: Or the British Agent" is sent to Lucerne, Switzerland where....
Belle du Seigneur Book Abraham Albert Cohen Belle du Seigneur is set in Geneva, 1930s
Emile, or On Education Essay Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Frankenstein Book Mary Shelly Frankenstein is set on Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Green Henry Book Gottfried Keller
Homo Faber Book Max Frisch
I'm Not Stiller Book Max Frisch
Julie, or the New Heloise Book Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Tender is the Night Book F Scott Fitzgerald "Tender is the Night" is set in Switzerland, 1913-1930
The Judge and his Hangman Book Friedrich Duerrenmatt
The Magic Mountain Book Thomas Mann "The Magic Mountain" begins at a tuberculosis sanatorium high up in the Swiss Alps, in Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland

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