|Capital||Bern (de facto)|
|Government Type||Constitutional confederation|
|Languages||Alemannish German |
Switzerland (Latin: Helvetia), officially the Swiss Confederacy (Alemannish: Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft, French: Confédération helvétique) is a mountainous country in Europe.
Westphalian period (1648-1674)
Protestant dominance (1674-1715)
Civil turmoil (1715-1750)
Short 18th century (1750-1830)
Nouvel ancien régime (1830-1875)
Reformist period (1875-1934)
Government and Politics
Switzerland's main divisions are the semi-autonomous cantons which have morphed throughout history. Many of these cantons are divided into factions based on if their population adheres to Catholicism or Protestantism. For the past several centuries, Bern has been the dominant canton of the nation.