Switzerland Recent History

Switzerland Recent History

The renunciation of Neuchâtel by the king of Prussia (1857) eliminated an anomalous and anachronistic situation from Switzerland. Maintaining neutrality during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71 and the two world wars (1914-18 and 1939-45) both on the Swiss side and on the part of the belligerents contributed to increasing the country’s wealth: neutrality well guarded […]

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Switzerland Unions

Switzerland Unions and Military

Unions Despite the establishment of local trade unions in the 1840s, the first national professional association in 1858 (Swiss Typographers Association) and the first umbrella organization (Swiss Federation of Trade Unions, SGB) in 1880, the Swiss trade unions only gained greater importance at the beginning of the 20th century. While the failure of the first […]

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