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  • People Even After The Swiss
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    Switzerland is a small European country known for its beautiful, snow-capped mountains and freedom-loving people. The Alps and the Jura Mountains cover more than half of Switzerland. However, most of the Swiss people live on a plateau that extends across the middle of the country between the two mountain ranges. In this region are most of Switzerlands capital, Bern, and largest city, Zurich, are also there. The Swiss have a long tradition of freedom. About 700 years ago, people in what is now ce...
  • Banking Secrecy In Switzerland
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    Switzerland's Financial Outlook Located in between Italy, France, and Austria, Switzerland is home to a population of 7,450,867 (World Factbook, 2004). In 1848 Switzerland became a federal state that now has 26 cantons and half cantons. Switzerland is a melting pot, consisting of various cultures imported from the several surrounding countries. Languages spoken include French, German, Italian, and Romansch (World Factbook, 2004). For the amount of diversity among its people, it is quite impressi...
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Of Switzerland
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    Interpersonal Relations / Communications Dominant Cultural Patterns in the United States as Compared and Contrasted to Dominant Cultural Patterns in Switzerland Switzerland is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. The Alps cover more than half of the country. It is a small country of 15,942 square miles. The country can be geographically divided into 3 areas: the Alps, the Mittleland (plateau), and the Jura mountains. The population of Switzerland is about 7.3 million, with the majori...
  • 16th Century Switzerland
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    Switzerland is a decentralized federal republic composed of 20 cantons and six half cantons. These in turn are divided into communes. Legislative power is the responsibility of the dual-chamber Federal Assembly. One chamber consists of 200 representatives chosen by the electorate for four-year terms. The other, which has 46 representatives, is selected directly by the cantons. Each sends two representatives, but the mode of their election and the terms of their service depend on the laws of the ...
  • Federal Assembly A Bicameral Legislature
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    SWITZERLAND Switzerland is an independent country that has been able to maintain its neutrality, making them honored by the major European powers. An interesting historical fact is that Switzerland was not involved in either of the two World Wars. Switzerland's active role in many UN and international organizations has been a positive strategy strengthening ties with its neighbors, but also letting them retain a strong commitment to neutrality. However, Switzerland did not officially become a UN...
  • Descriptions Of The Mountains In Switzerland
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    Many novels use contrast images of the land or surroundings to symbolize the central meaning of the work. In Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms the foil images of Italy and Switzerland help symbolize the theme of the book, which is the cruelty of war and what it does to people. The descriptions of the two countries, Italy and Switzerland, are greatly different and represent two types of places. On one hand, Italy symbolizes a site of cruelty and death. Here is where all of the war and fightin...
  • 3 2 Economic Indicators Switzerland
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    Nationality: Swiss Population: 7.11 million (1998) Annual Growth Rate: 0.3% Infant Mortality Rate: 5/1,000. Life - Expectancy: Men 74 years of age Women 81 years of age Religions: Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 40%, others 5%, No religion 9% Languages: German 64%, French 19%, Italian 8%, Romansch 1%, Other 8% Education: Attendance 100% Literacy 100% Workforce: 3.8 million. Agriculture: 4%. Industry 29% Services & Government: 67% Media: SRG SSR id " ee suisse (the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation) ...

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