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sind lieb miteinand...

switzerland01Sind lieb miteinand is schwytzerdütsch (Swiss German) for 'be nice to each other.' It is how Swiss concordance works, between French, German and Italian.

CH stands for Confederatie Helvetica, the Swiss Confederation. Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft is the 'Swiss Oath Fellowship' or 'Swiss Commonwealth of the Covenant'. (70% Swiss are German speaking)
volksnah - near to the people. Swiss politicians strive for volksnah to ensure political success.
'Hedgehog mentality.' Confronted with danger, a hedgehog will withdraw and show its prickly spikes. The hedgehog metaphor became popular before and during World War II.

"Anxiety is the first axiom of a Swiss banker. Worry is not a sickness but a sign of health. If you are not worried you are not risking enough" The Zurich Axioms Max Günther

Swiss folk-hero Wilhelm Tell typifies the Swiss perception of their national character, extolling the virtues of noble simplicity.