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History - All About Switzerland __ A general review of Swiss history with the added bonus of links to the history of the main Swiss cities. - From all-about-switzerland.info - http://www.all-about-switzerland.info/swiss-history-traditions.html

History of Switzerland __ "Since 1848, the Swiss Confederation has been a federal state of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than 700 years, arguably putting them among the world's oldest surviving republics."  An encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Switzerland

History of Switzerland __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Switzerland." - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/library/world/blxswitzerland.htm

The history of Switzerland __ "As far as we know, Neanderthal Men were the first inhabitants of the region that we now call Switzerland. That was between 20,000 and 4,000 BC."  A good look at Switzerland's past and present. - illustrated - From myswissalps.com - http://www.myswissalps.com/switzerland/switzerland-history.asp?lang=EN

History of Switzerland __  A general overview of the history of Switzerland along with embedded text links to additional resources. - From historyworld.net - http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac78

History of Switzerland: Primary Documents - EuroDocs __ You will find click-to-read documents and other resources about Switzerland history. - From byu.edu - http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/History_of_Switzerland:_Primary_Documents


The Swiss Guards __ While brief, this page comprehensively explains the famous Swiss Guard. Created out of fiercely independent mercenaries, this force has guarded the Pope for over four hundred years, and only Swiss citizens can join. - illustrated - From inforoma.it - http://www.inforoma.it/feature.php?lookup=swiss

Swiss History __ "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Swiss History, But Were Afraid to Ask"  You will find history, maps, Swiss history resources and more. - From Klaus Augustiny - http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/CH/history.html

Switzerland History __ A good overview of Switzerland's history along with some additional information about government and geography. - From iexplore.com - http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Switzerland/History

Switzerland - History __ "The Helvetii, a Celtic tribe conquered by Julius Caesar in 58 BC, were the first inhabitants of Switzerland (Helvetia) known by name. A Roman province for 200 years, Switzerland was a prosperous land with large cities (Avenches was the capital) and a flourishing trade."  A general look at Swiss history. - From nationsencyclopedia.com - http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Switzerland-HISTORY.html

Switzerland: History __ A history of Switzerland beginning in the 1st century BCE through now. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0861401.html

Switzerland : In Depth : History __ " Despite its "neutral" image, Switzerland has a fascinating history of external and internal conflicts."  A history of Switzerland's past and a glimpse into the future. - From frommers.com - http://www.frommers.com/destinations/switzerland/0244020044.html 


Switzerland's History __ "Switzerland is a small country situated in the heart of Central Europe and shares a lot of it's history and of it's culture (four national languages spoken in different regions) with it's neighbours Germany, France, Italy and Austria."  You will find a remarkable resource for Switzerland history from prehistory through modern.  You may spend some time here. - illustrated - From geschichte-schweiz.ch - http://history-switzerland.geschichte-schweiz.ch/

Timeline: Switzerland __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events in Switzerland history. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1035752.stm 

The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Switzerland __ "Switzerland has had a settled Jewish community since the 13th century. In 1213, Basel was one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe and the first recorded mention of Jews in Switzerland,..."  A history of the Jewish People and Switzerland. - illustrated - From jewishvirtuallibrary.org - http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/swiss.html


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