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SWITZERLAND

Switzerland was the Roman province of Helvetica. In 1291 three independent cantons came together to form an alliance against the expansion of the Hapsburg power. The league slowly grew to 22 states in 1815. In 1648 The Treaty of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years war officially recognized the independence of Switzerland. Switzerland has guarded its neutrality in the many wars the racked Europe ever since 1648.