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Switzerland powerpoint

  1. 1. Capitol: bern
  2. 2. demographics Population 7,655,628 Population growth .199% National languages: german, italian, french, and romantsch Nationality: swiss
  3. 3. government Long republican tradition Modern democratic constitution back to 1848 with a 2 chamber parliament Switzerlands national council is their “house of representatives” The council of states is like the us senate 7 head ministers oversee certain parts of the government Switzerland has no full time president
  4. 4. Swabian war Also known as the Swiss war Started by the Swiss rejection of the diet of worms of 1495 The peace of Basel ended the war and gave Switzerland complete independence from the holy roman empire
  5. 5. Economy Biggest trading partners are Germany, France, and Italy 80% of trade is with members of the European union economy is focused around tourism, banking, and railway freight transport Major trading in European electricity market
  6. 6. food Known mostly for its Chocolates Beurre maison
  7. 7. Major city Zurich Largest city in switzerland Population: 1,392,396
  8. 8. Contribution to the arts Paul klee is considered both a german and Swiss painter Born 1879 in munchenbuchsee, switzerland Influenced by movements such as expressionism and surrealism. died in 1940
  9. 9. Wild card!!! Skiing is a favorite past time in switzerland Also very popular for tourism Verbier is the premier ski resort for french speaking swiss A lot of skiers get buried in avalanches and avaanches kill more than a dozen people each year
  10. 10. Work cited http://www.indexmundi.com/switzerland/demographics_profil e.html http://www.all-about-switzerland.info/ http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/give/bene69/swiss.jpg http://www.globalpost.com http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/klee/hd_klee.htm

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