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- proper n. The full, official name of Switzerland, a Western European country.
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- n. a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
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An outspoken and strong feminist, Ruth Dreifuss was the first woman and the first Jew to hold the office of President of the Swiss Confederation — a significant achievement in Switzerland, where women received the right to vote only in 1971 and which was the last country in Western Europe to recognize Jewish rights.
The case of the Swiss Confederation and its claim to rank as a nation would be like the case of those gentes, if any such there were, which did not spring even from the expansion of an original family, but which were artificially formed in imitation of those which did, and which, instead of a real or traditional forefather, chose for themselves an adopted one.
Geneva was fifty years ago in the Swiss Confederation.
The majority of its shares are held by the Swiss Confederation.
Ruth Dreifuss, former President of the Swiss Confederation, speaks about her role in the formation of swissnex Boston.
"The feeling is that a decision on urgent action can be taken more easily and quickly in a smaller forum," said Deiss, a former president of the Swiss Confederation.
By then the Swiss Confederation had become a union of 13 localities with a regularly convening diet administering the subject territories.
Hence the original Swiss Confederation, which included only the mountain cantons of Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden, was greatly strengthened by the accession of the piedmont cantons of Lucerne, Zurich, Zug and Bern in the early fourteenth century, as later by St. Gall, Aargau and Geneva.
A statement issued April 20 by the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided to recall Israeli Ambassador to Switzerland Ilan Elgar to protest the meeting of Hans-Rudolph Metz, president of the Swiss Confederation, with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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