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Army history Timeline: Swiss security policy and conscription

The Swiss army out on patrol in the 19th century

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The debate over whether military service should be obligatory for every male citizen - and over the role the army should play in Swiss society - has gone on for centuries. An interactive timeline illustrates the key points.

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The citizens' meeting

How the Swiss are moving back to the mountains

How the Swiss are moving back to the mountains

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