posted on Dec, 17 2008 @ 01:12 AM
Just a thought for you guys with no education
the term "swiss" actually only turns up in the 19th century, around 1820 or so... The first time that the swiss themselves called their state
"switzerland" was in 1848, before that date, there is simply no such things as "Switzerland", although the term was around for a time, the
national identity of a "swiss" is a modern coneception, and THERE IS NO WAY SOMEONE FROM 400 years ago would call himself "swiss" - epeicially in
Oh and mind you - the swiss clock industry actually was started by french immigrants of the religious war (Hugenotts etc.) ... I think there was no
real clock industry until de mid - 1700 hundreds - NOT TO SPEAK OF WATCHES, NOT CLOCKS; THEY ARE AN INVENTION OF THE 20th CENTURY - WW1 TO BE EXACT.