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1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND, a republican country of central Europe, comprising the Swiss Confederation, and bounded N. by the German Empire, E. by Austria (except where the principality of Liechtenstein intervenes), S. by Italy, and W. by France.

Sections
I. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
II. INDUSTRIES
III. GOVERNMENT
IV. EDUCATION
V. ARMY
VI. HISTORY
1. Origins of the Confederation, up to 1291
2. Shaking off Dependence on the Habsburgs, up to 1304 (1474)
3. Shaking off Dependence on the Empire — up to 1499 (1648)
4. The Period of Religious Divisions and French Influence — up to 1814
5. The Construction of an Independent State as embodied in the Constitutions of 1848 and 1874
VII. LITERATURE