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Originally posted by UK Wizard
A translation of the commune, canton, federal system could be:
Local Council >> Commune
County >> Canton
Country >> Federal
UK >> Super Federal
Originally posted by thematrix
Democracy, like all other ideologies, only works on small scales and becomes increasingly subject to abuse, from both lechers and power mongers once it gets scaled up.
Voters in Switzerland have rejected a move to make it even harder for foreigners to obtain citizenship.
In a referendum, they voted 64% against a bid to revive the practice of approving citizenship candidates by secret ballot and scrapping appeals.
Secret ballots were outlawed five years ago by the supreme court, which judged them to be discriminatory.
Switzerland has one of Europe's highest numbers of foreign-born residents - more than 20%.
Originally posted by thesaint
Coincidentally i just spent the whole of last week in Switzerland on business travelling all over. Now im not going to say what my proffession is here on ATS but it goes along the lines of crime reduction and prevention. I was absolutely shocked by the low crime rate in Switzerland and was also shocked by their lack of CCTV on every corner like here in the UK