Timeline of Swiss history
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This is a timeline of Swiss history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Switzerland and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of Switzerland.
|1848||September 12||Switzerland begins to become a federal state.|
|1874||The Swiss Federal Constitution was extensively amended|
|1958||The Swiss population vote in favour of having a nuclear bomb. However, in 1968, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is seen as an alternative, therefore Switzerland does not build nuclear weapons.|
|1963||Switzerland joins the Council of Europe (not to be confused with the European Union).|
|1971||Women are given the right to vote.|
|2002||Switzerland was ratified as a member of the United Nations.|
- Henry Smith Williams, ed. (1908). "Chronological Summary of the History of Switzerland". Switzerland, Russia. Historians' History of the World 17. London: Hooper & Jackson.