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Transcript of Switzerland


Public Use

Mother Tongue

German 74 % 63.7 %
French 21 % 19.6 %
Italian 4 % 6.6 %
Rumantsch 1 % 0.5 %

The four national languages is german,french,italian,Romansh.


There's no free state health service in Switzerland
10%of the average Swiss salary goes toward health insurance programs
Everyone living in Switzerland must have basic health insurance
Switzerland has an infant mortality rate of about 3.6 out of 1,000
To what extent do the cultural, social,and political systems of Switzerland meet the needs of its population
Switzerland has one of the worlds best education systems because cantons are responsible for determining the curricula of the for educational service (kindergarten, schools, and universities)
Switzerland’s federal system of government disperses power widely
Executive authority is exercised collectively by the seven-member Federal Council
It did not join the United Nations until 2002, and two reference on membership in the European Union have failed by wide margins
Membership in the European Economic Area was rejected by referendum in 1992
Like most federal countries, Switzerland has a two-chamber federal parliament with one chamber representing the population and one chamber representing the federal states

Concept Question
Since Switzerland has no natural resources, education and knowledge became very important resources
Religions: Roman Catholic 38.2%
Protestant 26.9%
Muslim 4.9%
Christian 5.7%
other 1.6%
none 21.4%
unspecified 1.3% (2012 est.)
In Switzerland, every child must attend elementary school
Folk art is kept alive in organizations all over the country. In Switzerland, it is mostly expressed in music, dance, poetry, wood carving and embroidery
Switzerland art is part of everyday life for them.

Elementary school starts at age 7 and lasts 8 years but usually ends until 9 years
There are various types of "Gymnasiums" (secondary school) with different emphasis and major subjects
To be able to attend a university, a student must have finished secondary school and own a graduation diploma
Switzerland has an unemployment rate of 4.4%
Usual working time in Switzerland is 42 hours per week
wages levels vary from one economic branch and region to another
The workers insurance covers the risk of illness, accidents, and occupational diseases, old age, death, and disability as well as unemployment
Switzerland has no state religion, though most of the cantons (except for Geneva and neuchatel.
Switzerland Flag
Look like the red cross but it isn't.
Political System
Every of the 26 cantons is a constituency, so the proportional representation is not absolute: a few small cantons may only send one deputy

The Council of States has 46 members, two per full and one per half canton. The cantons may decide themselves in their cantonal constitution

In most cantons the members of the Council of States are elected in a majority election on the same day the election for the National Council takes place.

Economic System
Switzerland’s economic freedom score is 80.5, making its economy the 5Th freest in the 2015.
With modest improvements in business freedom, fiscal freedom, and monetary freedom overwhelmed by a large decline in labor freedom and smaller declines in freedom from corruption and the management of government spending.
Switzerland continues to be a regional leader in economic freedom. Efficient and transparent regulations underpin an efficient business environment and support diversified economic growth.

Couples get married late in life, and divorce and remarriage are common.

Catholicism and Protestantism are the major religions
European Region
Defense System
Civil Right

How Switzerland requires military service from every able-bodied male Swiss citizen

A model later emulated and expanded by Israel and how the Swiss military has, in effect, wired the entire country to blow in the event of foreign invasion.

To keep enemy armies out, bridges will be dynamited and, whenever possible, deliberately collapsed onto other roads and bridges below; hills have been weaponized to be activated as valley-sweeping artificial landslides; mountain tunnels will be sealed from within to act as nuclear-proof air raid shelters; and much more.

To counter this, The Swiss military has wired the country’s extensive infrastructure of roads and bridges to blow. In fact, they have over 3000 points of demolition!
To keep enemy armies out, bridges will be dynamited and, whenever possible, deliberately collapsed onto other roads and bridges below; hills have been weaponized to be activated as valley-sweeping artificial landslides; mountain tunnels will be sealed from within to act as nuclear-proof air raid shelters; and much more.
Access to technology
The postal system, telephone, telegraph, radio, and television systems are government owned and operated
The telephone system is completely automatic
Broadcasting is controlled by the Swiss Broadcasting Corp (SBC).
There is a social insurance system and mandatory occupational pension system financed by employer and employee contributions as well as governmental subsidies.
Work injury insurance is compulsory, with contribution rates varying according to risk.
Women earn less than men, and are less likely to receive training.
Sexual harassment in the workplace continues, although laws and advocacy groups work to eradicate the problem.
Physical and sexual violence against women and domestic abuse persist.
Human rights are generally respected in Switzerland.
A number of independent local radio stations have been operating since 1983
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