Fun Fact: Helvetic Republic

Fun facts about Switzerland

At the very end of the 18th century, France invaded Switzerland to “liberate the people” from a more “feudal” system. They established a country known as the Helvetic Republic which would act as an ally of France. While some Swiss people supported the new regime, others strongly resisted the loss of local democracy, attempts to destroy Catholicism, new taxes, and other reasons that came straight from France. The republic dissolved in about five years becoming the Swiss Confederation though it wouldn’t truly leave French influence until years later.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

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