Comparative law and justice/Switzerland

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Swiss confederation founded in 1291. Gained its independance from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. The confederation was replaced by a centralized federal government in 1874. Switzerland did not become a member of the United Nations untill 2002.[1] Switzerland is now a democratic country being lead by the Swiss Federal Council. Switzerland is mainly occupied by a population of mainly German and French descent. Among the many languages spoken, the official languages are German, French, Italian, and Romansch. Almost half of the population is Roman Catholic. The other half is mainly Protestant, with a 4.3% of unspecified religion. There is an average of 15 years of school for students.

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Works Cited[edit | edit source]

  1. CIA World Factbook