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Die göttliche Ordnung Film

Die göttliche Ordnung is a film about women's suffrage in Switzerland

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When people think of Switzerland today, they envision a wealthy, thriving, culturally diverse and politically progressive nation...
Swiss Direct Democracy in Switzerland

How Voting Works in Switzerland's Direct Democracy

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Swiss citizens have the privilege of direct participation in decision making: Direct democracy. This weekend, three federal initiatives...
Schaffhausen Democracy

Why Schaffhausen takes Democracy as Seriously as Ancient Athens

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Despite not being nestled on the jagged cliffs of the Aegean sea, Switzerland did have similarities with ancient Greece over 700 years ago...
Immigration Policy - What Switzerland could learn from the United States (and vice versa)

Immigration Policy: What Switzerland Could Learn from the U.S. (and vice versa)

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Switzerland and the United States have a track record of adopting each other's policies. Consider 1787, when the founders of...
Swiss Election 2013

Elections: No Thanks, Say the Swiss. Again.

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Last week the Swiss voted on a topic of profound national importance that would boggle the minds of most Americans...
11 Things Americans Can Learn From The Swiss

11 Things Americans Can Learn From The Swiss

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Most Americans relate Switzerland to clever knives, Heidi, and secret bank vaults, but there’s a lot more the Swiss can teach us about how they achieve such a high quality of life...
Swiss Vote on Passive Smoking Ban - PRO and CON

Explaining the Smoking Ban Initiative (Sept 2012)

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I felt like I was stepping back in time when I moved to Switzerland in 2012. In fact, with all this second-hand smoke for free, I have often wondered why people (particularly at train stations) will pay for cigarettes...
The Book Poster Debate - Heidi

The Book Poster Debate

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Anyone living in Switzerland knows that the Swiss are often asked…