FOWC with Fandango: Partisan

Armoury, Solothurn

Living in Switzerland we do not go in for partisan problems. Our wars are usually internal and not external. My father-in-law was helping to guard the borders in the 2nd World War, but that was nothing to do with partisan, just his military duty. The photo is from our old armoury showing a court scene, when Solothurn was accepted into the Swiss Federation in Stans in 1481. As said the Swiss were always having local problems. Even the Kanton of Basel decided to separate somewhere along the line and now we have Basel Stadt (town) and Basel Land (country).

The last revolution I remember was when the people living in the Jura decided they wanted their own Kanton. After a few barricades were created with trees on the road it came to a vote and they succeeded in being separated from the Kanton of Bern. It was all very political, and of course the Kanton of Jura had their local heroes at the time.

To explain the whole thing I discovered this link:

Switzerland’s Newest Kanton

The Kanton of Jura is quite near to the Kanton of Solothurn where I live. Otherwise partisans are rare in Switzerland, we have a direct democracy and go voting every few months to make our decisions.

FOWC with Fandango: Partisan

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