In the 18th century Switzerland was one of the only republican political systems. In the American Colonies, when drafting the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Founding Fathers, especially John Adams, James Madison and George Mason, were inspired by this social and political organization. Ironically, it was only fifty years later when, in 1848, the Swiss adopted a new Constitution. In creating it they adopted many of the American features including the two-chamber system and representative democracy.
Happy 725th birthday Switzerland….. 725 years of evolving, while staying true to yourself.