Switzerland is a exceptional nation, half of whose territory lies in the Alps. This is the history of a single Swiss alpine village. Raising cattle and making cheese brought modest wealth to its struggling peasants until a destructive Napoleonic invasion brought revolution and poverty. Nicely-getting was slowly restored by a democratic unification of Switzerland. The Alps took on a romantic tourist glow in the Edwardian age and right after the disruptions of two planet wars the highland farmers and guest property keeps began to prosper.
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