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Switzerland Introduction - 2004
SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and Switzerland was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations, but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.
NOTE: The information regarding Switzerland on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Switzerland Introduction 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzerland Introduction 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.