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Swiss Confederation   /swɪs kənfˌɛdərˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Swiss Confederation

A landlocked federal republic in central Europe.  Synonyms: Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Switzerland.

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"Swiss Confederation" Quotes from Famous Books

... Country name: Swiss Confederation conventional short form: (Italian) local long form: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (German), Confederation Suisse (French), Confederazione ...
— The 2002 CIA World Factbook • US Government

... form: Swiss Confederation conventional short form: Switzerland local long form: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (German) Confederation Suisse (French) Confederazione Svizzera (Italian) local short form: Schweiz (German) Suisse (French) ...
— The 1995 CIA World Factbook • United States Central Intelligence Agency

... consequently get no slice of the cake, we can judge of the size of the junks which President Kruger and the chiefly foreign oligarchy on which he leans take to themselves. The President has a salary of L7,000—(the President of the Swiss Confederation has L600)—and besides that, what is called "coffee-money." This is his official income, but his personal resources do not end there. The same table of the Almanack de Gotha shows a sum of nearly L660,000 entitled "other expenses." ...
— Native Races and the War • Josephine Elizabeth Butler

... to Switzerland, lying in the midst of the great chain of the Alps which extends from the Mediterranean to Vienna. During the Middle Ages, the region destined to be included in the Swiss Confederation formed a part of the empire, and was scarcely distinguishable from the rest of southern Germany. As early as the thirteenth century the three "forest" cantons on the shores of the winding lake of Lucerne had formed ...
— An Introduction to the History of Western Europe • James Harvey Robinson

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