1 – Background to Switzerland

Geography of Switzerland
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History of Switzerland
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Swiss Parliament and Politics

http://www.swissworld.org/en/politics/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Switzerland

The Federal Council

http://www.swissworld.org/en/politics/government_and_parliament/the_federal_council/