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Switzerland and the European Union

- Officially known as the Swiss Confederation, Switzerland is a federal parliamentary republic comprised of 26 cantons, which represent four languages and a population of just over eight million . Switzerland is well known for its small landmass yet high standard of living, as well as its banking system and adherence to traditional Swiss culture. While the state is autonomous, it is a part of the Schengen Area unlike all EU members, and remains outside of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), as it became the sole EFTA member to reject membership by referendum in 1992 ....   [tags: switzerland, republic, cantons]

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The Hermes Method From Switzerland

- The Hermes method from Switzerland The Hermes method was first introduced in Switzerland in 1975, and has been developed specifically for the management of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) projects. It was later revised in 1995 to resemble the German V-Modell method. Although initially this method was introduced for the control of software projects, it was later expanded in its application to include other types of IT projects as well, and is now compulsory for all IT projects undertaken in connection with the Swiss federal government (FSUIT 2004, 2005 citied from O’Sheedy, 2012)....   [tags: Project management, Project manager, Switzerland]

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Switzerland: An Economic Overview

- Switzerland: An Economic Overview Abstract Switzerland is one of the most prosperous countries in Europe. With a stable government, sound economy and highly skilled labor force and strong tourism, Switzerland is driving force in the world economy. However, in the coming years Switzerland will face three challenges that threaten their positive economic outlook, they are 1) agriculture protectionism, 2) Non membership in the EU and 3) aging population. This paper takes a brief look at these three factors and how they will effect Switzerland's future economic growth and the country's well being....   [tags: Economics Switzerland Economy]

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Comparing Management Styles Between Two Countries, My Home Country Of The Usa And Switzerland

- I’ve chosen to compare management styles between two countries, my home country of the USA and Switzerland. The USA is the wealthiest nation when GDP is considered, but ranks third per capita for wealth. It only ranks 13th in happiness despite an enviable rank for wealth. Because happiness is so valuable, I’ve searched for a happy nation that also has wealth in order to consider adopting management practices of that nation. Switzerland is the wealthiest nation per capita, and is the 2nd happiest nation in the world....   [tags: Management, United States, Switzerland]

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Switzerland: Economics and Business Culture

- Switzerland is a small country in Europe of only 30,753 square miles (Presence Switzerland, n.d.) and is divided into 26 cantons, the equivalent of states in the United States. In 2011, the total population in Switzerland was 7,954,662. Of that number, 6,138,668 (77.2%) were Swiss citizens and 1,815,994 (22.8%) were foreign residents. Population density is high due to the relatively small size of the country and the high population. The Swiss have been experiencing low birth rates for years. 1998 was the first year there were more deaths than births....   [tags: Regulatory Agencies, Skilled Labor Force]

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Switzerland's Economy: The Swiss Phenomenon

- “One of the world’s countries least blessed with physical resources has come to be, arguably, the most successful economy in the world, as well as a nation with pervasive religions and linguistic divisions that enjoys profound social tranquility.” (Fossedal, 2002) Switzerland, despite being only the size of Vermont and New Hampshire combined, and having a desolate amount of natural resources, is one of the richest countries in the world. Indeed, Switzerland boasts more than army knives and chocolate; it claims a GDP per capita of $42,600, among the highest in the world....   [tags: Country Analysis ]

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A Brief History of Switzerland

- International Business is an important aspect for the world’s economy. Interacting with other countries connects the world in ways for both the government and for the citizens. Each country the United States connects with influences our country in both positive and negative ways. But one of the most prominent countries that the US does business with is Switzerland. A country comfortably settled in the middle of France, Germany, and Italy, it has made a positive effect on America’s economy and culture....   [tags: business, culture]

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Travel Itinerary to Switzerland

- Travel Itinerary to Switzerland The business meetings are set in two main cities in Switzerland, Zurich and Bern. There has been meetings set every day during the duration of the stay. Each meeting will last up to three hours, at either the conference room at the hotel or at a restaurant. There will be free time after the meetings. This time should be utilized to visit the major cities in Switzerland, and gain rich cultural experience from the visitation. Upon traveling to Switzerland from The United States for a three day business trip, a visa is not necessary (Traveling Information, 158)....   [tags: business and pleasure tourism]

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Switzerland: Unmatched Beauty

- The skies are blue and clear. The clouds hang low and mountains – ancient monoliths – reach up with their fingers to touch them. The trees are ancient; the forests wise; and the prairies and grasslands are fruitful with greenery and wildflowers. Clear streams bring freshly melted water from the glaciers down to the inhabitants of valleys. The people here are contented with themselves and their surroundings. There is much singing and laughter to be heard. This is Switzerland, a small but noble country located in Europe....   [tags: Travel]

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Switzerland Immigration Politics

- In order to have a complete understanding of the politics of immigration in Switzerland, it is crucial to realize the impact direct democracy has in shaping public policy and public opinion. Hanspeter Kriesi and Alexander Trechsel, two prominent Swiss political scientists, consider direct democracy not only to be the “most crucial institution of the Swiss political system” but also the most developed system of its kind in the world, both in terms of significance and in terms of sheer numbers. Swiss voters took part in 321 referendums between 1960 and 2003, over seven per year on average, by far the most numerous of the 47 nations in the Council of Europe....   [tags: International Politics]

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Energy Resources: Switzerland

- ... Nuclear power involves the use of exothermic nuclear procedures to create electricity. Switzerland has a total of 4 nuclear power plants with 5 operational reactors. Nuclear power plants generate electricity through nuclear fission with Uranium-235 atoms. The process involves a free neutron hitting a U-235 atom; rendering it unstable and making it split into two nuclei, which also emit neutrons that hit other nuclei creating a chain reaction. This releases heat that warms up the water, turning it into pressurised steam, which turns a turbine generator that creates electricity....   [tags: electricity, nuclear, hydropower, alternatives]

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Switzerland Travel Tips

- Switzerland as a perfect travel destination is always flooded with tourists from all walks of life but it is getting more and more accolade among young honeymooners who prefer it as one of the most romantic places on earth to start their new life. This small coveted European nation has everything on its platter to cater tourists interests especially honeymooners. Its snowcapped mountain peaks, thick alpine forest, scenic cities and country sides along with warm hospitable people make it an ideal place to enjoy a perfect honeymoon period....   [tags: Honeymoons, Tourist Attractions]

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Animal Rights in Germany vs. Switzerland

- For the second and final country journal assignment of the semester, I elected to compare and contrast the statutes regarding animal rights in Germany and Switzerland. While conducting my research, I came to the realization as a whole, both Germany and Switzerland often rank in the top 5 countries worldwide when it comes to discussions and statistics on environmental policies and animal rights and are considered progressive in these areas. However, though both are considered progressive countries, the methods used to enforce animal regulations, as well as the history behind the current statues, are quite different....   [tags: Animal Protection, Environmentalism]

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Tax Policy : The United Kingdom, And Switzerland

- The freedom of our land brings with it the freedom to disagree. Tax policy is one of the most highly debated topics in modern politics, and its roots date back to the founding of our nation. The average American’s quality of life is greatly dependent on the net income of a household. The tax system in our federal government affects every citizen in the United States because it takes money out of everyone’s pockets. The general trend is that a higher tax rate equates to a more restricted budget for many Americans....   [tags: Tax, Income tax, Progressive tax]

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Switzerland’s Contemporary Contributions to Science and Technology

- Switzerland’s Contemporary Contributions to Science and Technology Established on August 1, 1291, the Swiss Confederation is a small country with a giant impact in the world of scientific and technological innovations. Commonly known for cheese, chocolate, mountain chalets, army knives, precision watch movements, and financial prowess, its national resume also includes a commitment to higher education, scientific research and development, and technological advancements—all with a reputation for pushing the envelope....   [tags: swiss confederation, innovation]

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Switzerland

- Switzerland Switzerland is best described by conveying an understanding of its geography, political, economic, cultural and social environments. The geography of the country has had a significant impact on its way of life. Switzerland is bordered by Germany in the north, Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein in the east, Italy in the south and France in the west. This represents many significant European cultures converging on Switzerland – the German speaking region, the French and the Italian....   [tags: Geography Politics Swiss Essays]

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Dominate Cultural Patterns of Switzerland

- Interpersonal Relations/Communications Dominant Cultural Patterns in the United States as Compared and Contrasted to Dominant Cultural Patterns in Switzerland Switzerland is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. The Alps cover more than half of the country. It is a small country of 15,942 square miles. The country can be geographically divided into 3 areas: the Alps, the Mittleland (plateau), and the Jura mountains. The population of Switzerland is about 7.3 million, with the majority of the population living in the Mittleland area....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Information About Switzerland 's Solar Energy Demand

- This research paper gives the information about Switzerland’s solar energy demand by using background information about the renewable energy usage. By estimating the data from regression, paper provides Swiss renewable energy production from hydro power and solar, policy for renewables, price of solar thermal energy and income per capita for Switzerland. II. Introduction Energy is one of the most important thing in our lives especially for heating and cooling homes, driving cars, making phone calls and so on....   [tags: Solar energy, Photovoltaics, Renewable energy]

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Switzerland And Germany Developed The International Typographic Style

- In the 1950s, Switzerland and Germany developed the International Typographic Style. Typically composition has a grid layout and san-serif fonts to create an asymmetrical organization of the elements used. This makes the information clear and easy to read. Later, in the 1960s, the United States went through a poster craze. The first wave of posters were often related to anti-establishment values, rock and roll and psychedelic drugs; often referred to as psychedelic posters. This movement had many characteristics from art nouveau, pop art and op-art movement....   [tags: Typography, Graphic design, Color]

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Household Electronics Manufacturing Company From Switzerland

- Household electronics manufacturing company from Switzerland decides to expand business in Mexico. The company has two equal production managers, namely Juan Ricardo de Santos, who is a local Mexican male and Regina Weiss who is a Swiss-German female. Mr. de Santos has a work experience of ten years in the company and Ms. Weiss is a recent MBA graduate with a strong background in Operations Management. Both managers are responsible for training of Mexican employees on how to use the Swiss technology apart from the regular duties....   [tags: Management, Decision making]

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Switzerland Report 2005

- SWITZERLAND Switzerland is an independent country that has been able to maintain its neutrality, making them honored by the major European powers. An interesting historical fact is that Switzerland was not involved in either of the two World Wars. Switzerland’s active role in many UN and international organizations has been a positive strategy strengthening ties with its neighbors, but also letting them retain a strong commitment to neutrality. However, Switzerland did not officially become a UN member until 2002....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Comparing The Health Care During The United Kingdom, Japan, And Switzerland

- In this documentary the reporter is comparing the health care in American with other different countries in the world. He reported that the American health care was sick and needed to be fixed. He visited five countries including the United Kingdom, japan, Germany, Taiwan, and Switzerland. In the U.K., the government runs the National Health Service (NHS) which is funded through taxes. It was reported that they had a better health statistics and patients didn’t have to pay for any co-pay, and hospitals did not face any bankruptcy due to medical costs....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Universal health care]

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Initiative and Ideologies: Liberalism and Social Democracy as Applied to Modern Legislation

- In 2004 a Swiss banker called the upper class’ demand for increasingly high salaries as “a call to class warfare from above.” (Baer) The new decade has seen outcry against a growing discrepancy in wealth. The global financial crisis exacerbated the already prominent fiscal divide. Ideological thinkers have been wrestling with resolution of this exact divide for centuries. Modernly Switzerland has attempted to regulate monetary divides by banning bonuses and mandating shareholder consent in major decisions....   [tags: Switzerland, Democracy, Liberalism]

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The Swiss Resolution Banning The Use of Minarets in New Mosques

- In 2009, the Swiss electorate passed a resolution banning the use of minarets in new mosques constructed within the nation. A sudden departure from Switzerland’s reputation for religious freedom, the ban sought to limit the construction of minarets for their perceived political symbolism. In an interview with the New York Times, Ulrich Schlüer, a Swiss People’s Party member of Parliament, described minarets as symbolizing “the political will to take power.” Undoubtedly, modern society views minarets as structures deeply imbued with secular meaning: to the majority of the Swiss electorate at the time of the ban’s passage, minarets were perceived as powerful—and somewhat threatening—statement...   [tags: switzerland, freedom, manluks]

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How The Watch Industry Can Save Itself

- There’s much being made about the seemingly swift decline in Swiss watch sales. CultOfMac, as is their wont, is pointing to Apple Watch sales while still others are moaning about millennials who refuse to buy a $6,000 James Bond watch. So what’s really happening. Watch exports fell 8.5 percent in the last three months, partially due to a slowdown in Asian luxury sales as well as a surge in the price of the Swiss franc. But the primary slowdown seems to be in the low end – meaning the $200-$500 mark – even as Switzerland is trying desperately to convince younger people that a $6,000 watch is a great deal....   [tags: Seiko, Watch, Switzerland, Clock]

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Alternative Medicine Can Be Dangerous

- ... Switzerland has had a recent increase in this method of medicine. Believing that they have found a new way to abolish cancer or other life threatening diseases. Alternative are different , between the two differences. “Alternative” or non-safe therapies are treatments for surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.Most of the time these treatments do not turn out successful giving families a sense of hope. Usually killing or making people become severely ill. Others attract life term disease ,not a lot of people survive the diseases....   [tags: fda, switzerland, doctors]

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The Federal Intelligence Service

- On January 1, 2010, The Federal Intelligence Service was created by collaborating the two predecessor services, the Strategic Intelligence Service and the Service for Analysis and Prevention. When it comes to international matters, the Strategic Intelligence Service handles them and the Service for Analysis and Prevention would be in charge of Switzerland’s interior security. The decision made by the Parliament in April 2009 was one reason why the Federal Intelligence Service existed. The work of the Federal Intelligence Service is personalized first and primary to the needs of its service recipients such as the Federal Council, departments and cantons, and is created to provide them with...   [tags: switzerland intelligence services]

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Biography of Mileva Maric

- ... Their marriage started to falter in 1912, when Albert began speaking to his cousin, Elsa Löwenthal. They had an extramarital affair. In the summer of 1914, Albert insisted that he and Mileva divorce to allow him to pursue his relationship with his cousin. Their divorce was finalized in 1919. In the divorce proceedings, any money he would earn related to winning the Nobel Peace Prize, she would receive. She used all the money on three houses, the care of her schizophrenic son, Eduard, and her care when she became ill....   [tags: einstein, serbia, zurich, switzerland]

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Comparisons of Helen Maria Williams' A Tour in Switzerland and Lady Morgan's Italy

- Comparisons of Helen Maria Williams' A Tour in Switzerland and Lady Morgan's Italy Works Cited Missing Both Helen Maria Williams and Lady Morgan are important representatives of the genre of Romantic travel literature. These two accounts were published more than twenty years apart, and while they regard different countries, thematic and stylistic parallels and contrasts can, not surprisingly, be established between the two works. Social and cultural commentary, as well political and historical criticism, are prominent in these two accounts....   [tags: Compare Contrast Travel Essays Papers]

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The First Generation Of The Children Of Immigrants

- I have to introduce you to three individuals, not random individuals, but siblings - two brothers and a sister. They may seem just like any other people, but they have a secret that isn’t easily realized unless you know them. They belong here in the sense that they were born here, but their hearts belong to another land. They are the children of immigrants; the first generation to be born in America. It is a unique experience that to others may seem odd or exotic, but for these three is just as normal as learning to ride a bike....   [tags: Family, Meaning of life, Life, Switzerland]

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The Eye of the Hurricane

- The Eye of the Hurricane Switzerland’s role as a neutral nation proved an anomaly, especially considering its geographic location in the center of mainland Europe. In the face of Nazi aggression, Switzerland deterred the threat of attack with its formidably trained military and its important economic status, since it maintained its trade with Germany. Switzerland’s struggle against fascism stemmed from its fundamental disagreement with the Nazi ideology. With a total land mass of 41,284 square kilometers, Switzerland is one of Europe’s smaller countries....   [tags: Switzerland Culture History Essays]

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Latin America’s Switzerland is Costa Rica

- Costa Rica is known for having Latin America’s oldest democracy, as it was established and uninterrupted since the 1950s. More importantly, it is one of the few countries without a standing military force. Today, they are under a presidential constitutional republic, lead by Laura Chinchilla, whom is the president since 2010. Costa Rica is in Central America, between Nicaragua (north) and Panama (south east). Christopher Columbus first visited it during his fourth and last voyage to the New World....   [tags: Latin America, Government, History]

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Switzerlands Financial Outlook

- Switzerland’s Financial Outlook Located in between Italy, France, and Austria, Switzerland is home to a population of 7,450,867 (World Factbook, 2004). In 1848 Switzerland became a federal state that now has 26 cantons and half cantons. Switzerland is a melting pot, consisting of various cultures imported from the several surrounding countries. Languages spoken include French, German, Italian, and Romansch (World Factbook, 2004). For the amount of diversity among its people, it is quite impressive that Switzerland has been the leading European country with the lowest unemployment rate for years (World Factbook, 2004)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impact Of International Intellectual Property Rights On Health And Healthcare Globally

- Introduction In 2003 the non-governmental organization (NGO) Consumer Project of Technology brought a lawsuit before the South African Competition Commission against several pharmaceutical companies. The organization claimed that the drug companies had failed to license the manufacture of their patented AIDS medications and that this practice was an abuse of their dominant position in the pharmaceutical industry, and a direct violation of South Africa’s unfair competition law. The non-profit won its case against the pharmaceutical giants (Ghosh, 2005)....   [tags: Copyright, Intellectual property, Switzerland]

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The World Of The Middle East

- In the year of 2014, war, environment, and economic hardships have displaced nearly sixty million people ranging from the Middle East all the way across Northern Africa. Ever since 2011, the head of Syria’s dictatorial regime, Bashar Al Assad, forcibly persecuted half of Syria’s population, a staggering eleven million people, in civil war (“Quick Facts: What…”). Within the Sahel of Africa, the climactic change in temperature and the rise of desertification forced an approximate twenty-five to fifty million farmers to migrate towards southern Africa, where fertile land is sought out, or towards Europe, where they must develop industrial skills in order to survive (A....   [tags: Europe, European Union, Switzerland]

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Jane Addams : Women 's Rights

- Assignment # 1 • Why does Jane Addams think women should have the right to vote. Please summarize her argument in your own words. Jane Addams thinks women should have the right to vote to be more successful in properly running their households duties. She believes since society is constantly changing, the role of the women should expand in an effort to keep up with the societal changes around them. She wants the women to follow in the footsteps of the British women and to get liberated from the old beliefs that kept them restricted to operate only from the inside of their homes....   [tags: Democracy, Women's suffrage, Switzerland]

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Why Europeans Started Their Voyages Of The 15 Century

- Why Europeans started their voyages of investigation toward the end of the 15 century. Since they had never heard North America until Columbus. That’s not to say that Columbus was the first to discover America, however he got the word out to Spain about the West Indies. The Europeans were a great deal more willing to investigate furthermore slaves that had been transported to experts that were in North America composed letters and collections of memoirs. The English trailed the puritans in chase to either channel or separate from the gathering of England....   [tags: Europe, Spain, 2nd millennium, Switzerland]

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The Importance Of The Swiss Culture And Social Customs

- Switzerland. The Culture. The Country. So you 're moving to Switzerland. Before moving to any country it is important to become acquainted with the unique aspects of that country. Switzerland is the home to many people from all over Europe, making it a very diverse country. Within this paper, we will discuss the diversity of the Swiss culture and social customs. We will also discuss the Swiss health care systems. Moving to another country to work in the health care field can be a difficult transition....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Italian language]

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How the Super Rich Take Advantage of Swiss Banks

- ... As a result, the Swiss legislature passed the Federal Banking Act in 1934. (2011, Summer). Although the rationales for Switzerland's system have historically been grounded in the ideas of independence and freedom, the positive economic effects Switzerland accrued as a result of their strict banking secrecy laws have also been an instrumental reason for the country's maintenance of the current system. (2011, Summer). The Swiss banks' secrecy protections have long gave significant benefits to the Swiss economy....   [tags: incredibly stable economies]

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Social Bookmark Submissions

- 10 SOCIAL BOOKMARK SUBMISSIONS http://www.luxurychaletcollection.com luxury chalet -2 1. The Top 20 Luxury Chalet and Lodges in the Alps To find the top 20 luxury chalet and lodges in the Alps, holidaymakers can visit this page for more information. 2. Top 20 Collection of Luxury Chalet from France, Switzerland and Austria To view the top 20 collection of luxury chalet and lodges of France, Switzerland and Austria, tourists can find usable details on this page. luxury ski chalet holiday -2 1. The Finest Luxury Ski Chalet Holiday Guide To view the finest luxury ski chalet holiday guide to rent in the Alps, this portal features valuable information for interested guests....   [tags: Travel]

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The Quality Of A Good Health Care System

- Portfolio Project In today’s fast paced era, health care is a continuous process, in which medical demands as well as needs are progressively getting challenging therefore accessibility to a good health care system is necessary in order to provide major improvements in the quality of care. Additionally, health of an individual is the most vital aspect of human life that enables people to perform all their tasks in life. Without good health, people struggle to maximize each moment in their life. Also, a healthy nation consisting of healthy, fit and strong individuals can play big factor in development and success rate of that country as well....   [tags: Health insurance, Health care, Medicine]

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A Farewell To Arms By Ernest Hemingway

- A Farewell to Arms Essay Many novels use contrast images of the land or surroundings to contribute to the central meaning of the work. In Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms the foil images of Italy and Switzerland help shape the theme of the book which is the cruelty of war and what it does to people. The descriptions of the two countries, Italy and Switzerland, are greatly different and represent two types of places. On one hand, Italy is a site of cruelty and death. Here is where all of the war and fighting takes place throughout the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Human Rights And Fighting Injustice Through Awareness

-   “It’s not happening here, but it’s happening now,” is the caption used by Amnesty International in a recently launched ad campaign to raise awareness in Switzerland. Amnesty International’s purpose is to promoting human rights and fighting injustice through awareness. Amnesty International‘s concept of marketing speaks in an alarming tone weighing heavily on emotions though visuals also using reasoning to draw a relationship to the events through a mirrored background and logos, which establish credibility by using factual, researchable events....   [tags: Rhetoric, Ethos, Logos, Logo]

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The Story Behind the Nazi Gold

- The Story Behind the Nazi Gold Nazi Gold: Hard currency looted from treasuries of countries occupied by the Axis powers during World War II. Ingots consisting of gold melted down from the teeth of murder victims and weddings bands and jewelry. About two thirds of an estimated $660 million ($7.8 billion in today's dollars) in stolen Nazi gold passed through Switzerland during the war. And like any sharp businessmen with hot goods, the Swiss disposed of much of their gold quickly - through Portugal mainly, but also to Sweden, Spain, and other central banks (Hirsh 48)....   [tags: World War II History]

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Market Entry Strategy: Avon

- ... Most Swiss citizens speak German, but the influence is primarily language-based. Switzerland’s main influences are Alpine: France and Italy. As for Luxembourg, surrounded by France, Germany, and Belgium, influences are mostly Germanic and Latin. Using the influences in Luxembourg and Switzerland, there are many ways to go about adapting Avon’s marketing. For example, the Germanic influence created a frugal buyer that desires products for everyday use, ease of use, and cause marketing. The Italian/Alpine influence suggested marketing children’s products and marketing for a cause....   [tags: business and promotional adaptation]

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Carl Jung, A Huge Figure in Psychology

- Carl Jung, one of the largest figures in 20th century psychology, was born on July 26th, 1875, to Paul Achilles Jung and Emilie Jung in Switzerland. According to Barbara Hannah, “Jung belonged organically to Switzerland, just as much as its famous mountains, and was just as much rooted in Swiss soil.” (Hannah, 1997) The Swiss’ famous reluctance to engage in wars fostered a culture where people looked more to their own issues rather than those of foreign lands. According to Jung, “We have a tolerable social order in Switzerland because we fight among ourselves.” (Hannah, 1997) Jung’s family had a strong religious background: his father was a reverend, and his maternal grandfather was a theol...   [tags: freud, dream analysis, collective unconscious, ]

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Why I Should Not Get New Jeans Three Weeks Ago

- Trying to Comprehending the Incomprehensible I was on my way to Target to get new jeans three weeks ago. My pants were starting to get too tight because my eating habits were unhealthy and I knew it. I was driving down Ward Parkway planning on what to buy and planning the rest of my evening out. I planned on making myself a new recipe for a veggie and pesto pizza I saw online while I drink a beer or two and read my assigned readings about the Holocaust. Then a wave of guilt overcame me and slapped me in the face....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, The Holocaust, Antisemitism]

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Economic Growth As A Measure Of Economics Growth

- Economic growth is defined as an increase in the output that an economy produces over a period of time, the minimum being two consecutive quarters. It is an increase in what an economy can produce if it is using all its scarce resources and at its full potential. An increase in an economy’s productive potential can be shown by an outward shift in the economy’s production possibility frontier (PPF). It is conventionally measured as the percent rate of increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) ....   [tags: Economic growth, Gross domestic product]

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Male and Female Travelers

- Male and Female Travelers While reading Helen Maria Williams' "A Tour in Switzerland" and William Coxe's "Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of Swisserland," I find myself captivated by Williams' description of the Rhine Falls, while feeling indifferent by Coxe's account of the same landscape. It strikes me how much the Rhine Falls influences Williams' emotions and her avid imagination, yet it seems to have a subtle effect on Coxe. In her introduction, Williams mentions that "the descriptive parts of this journal were rapidly traced with the ardour of a fond imagination, eager to seize the vivid colouring of the moment ere it fled, and give permanence to the emotions of...   [tags: Compare Contrast Gender Writing Nature Essays]

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Summary of "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" by Judith Kerr

- “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” written by Judith Kerr, is a heartwarming tale of a young German girl named Anna, who must flee her home country before Hitler is elected. The book is a reflection on the Authors own life, and was published in 1971 when her son, after watching the Sound of Music, commented “now we know what it was like for mummy as a little girl!” Kerr wanted him to know what it was actually like, and so, wrote this novel. The book gives a distinct child's perspective on the rise of Nazism in 1930s Germany and the experience of being a refugee, reflecting the Judith Kerr’s positive feelings about her own experience....   [tags: nazi, child, moving]

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Electronic Theft Act And The Digital Millennium Copyright Act

- Introduction File sharing of copyright material has become a common and socially acceptable to most. With modern computers the ability to make exact copies and share them with everyone connected to internet has change the socially acceptable outdated copyright laws to a level not ever imagined when they were created. In fact most people feel that it is fine to pirate copyrighted material up until the point that someone makes money off of someone else 's work. There are different degrees of what someone will find socially acceptable, but it can be said that only thirty percent of the general public find file sharing unacceptable completely (Masnick, 2011)....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Copyright infringement]

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William Tell: Fact or Fiction?

- Introduction In this essay we present our research about the legend of William Tell and the conclusions of our research. In short the question we asked ourselves is: does the legend of William Tell contain truth or lies. Does it consist of facts or fiction. Before we tell the legend, we will describe the general historical context. After that, we will try to make a distinction between the facts and fiction in the legend. Finally, we want to show the impact William Tell had on the Swiss society. General historical context In the period until the Middle ages Switzerland was conquered by different dynasties and kingdoms....   [tags: Truth or Lies]

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The Protestant Reformation And The Reformation

- The Protestant Reformation was the 16th-century religious, political, intellectual and cultural upheaval that splintered Catholic Europe, setting in place the structures and beliefs that would define the continent in the modern era. In northern and central Europe, reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin and Henry VIII challenged papal authority and questioned the Catholic Church’s ability to define Christian practice. The disruption triggered wars, persecutions and the so-called Counter-Reformation, the Catholic Church’s delayed but forceful response to the Protestants....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Catholic Church]

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The Swiss Sanatorium

- I. Summary “[The] Swiss Sanatorium Society is a fabrication, and its very foundations have compromised its goodness,” Linda De Roche argues in her article explaining the false ideas behind the sanatoriums that the character Nicole Diver, from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Tender Is the Night” and Zelda Sayre, Fitzgerald’s wife, experienced during their rehabilitation (De Roche 50). The article makes connections to the false concepts that the public received about the mentioned sanatoriums in Switzerland....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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A Farewell to Arms Essay: Changing Perspective of Religion

- Changing Perspective of Religion in A Farewell to Arms In Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, the main character, Lieutenant Fredric Henry, undergoes a dramatic change in perspective over the course of the novel. It is most interesting to see how the Lieutenant's views on religion change as he becomes more involved in the war.   Early in the novel, we are introduced to the Abruzzi. The Abruzzi is a town in Switzerland, of which Henry's friend, the priest, is very fond. His father lives there and it is, for the priest, a place of quiet solitude, religious freedom, and respect....   [tags: Farewell Arms Essays]

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To what extent was the Swiss banking system responsible for empowering the Nazi regime?

- A: Plan of Investigation The purpose of this investigation is to analyze the extent of the support of Swiss banks towards the Nazi regime. In the analysis, the role of Swiss banks during World War II as well as the legal action that those banks faced in recent years will be examined. An evaluation of the origin, purpose, value and limitation of two sources used for research will also be provided in this investigation: “How Swiss Bank Accounts Work”- by Lee Ann Orbinger, and “Swiss Banks Settlement: In Re Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation”, an official online version of a settlement issued by Judge Edward R....   [tags: World War II]

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Analysis Of James Baldwin 's ' The Village '

- Despite discrimination, segregation, and social exile, James Baldwin was able to prevail as an African American writer during a time of prejudice and hate. James Baldwin was a very famous American author who was born in New York City on August 2, 1924 and later died in Paris on December 1st, 1987 . Although known as an important author within the USA, Baldwin spent the majority of his time in other countries including Paris, Switzerland, and Istanbul . Even though he lived abroad, the main topic of his writing often centered on the experience of being black in 20th century America....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, White people]

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The Right Way Of Handling The War On Drugs

- When it comes to the punishment for the use and sale of illicit drugs each country has its own set of guidelines and principles for what they believe is the right way of handling the “war on drugs”. What may be considered socially tolerable in one part of the world may be punishable to the highest extent in another part. Countries such as Portugal, Switzerland, and Netherlands take a different approach to the laws and policies set on the most illicit drugs in the United States such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamine and etc....   [tags: Drug addiction, Illegal drug trade, Heroin]

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India and Italy: Their History and Economy

- India and Italy have been part of the world since long time, both of the countries share unique features in them. India and Italy recently started having even stronger bonds with each other. Both the countries are part of ancient civilizations; people of India and Italy have continuous civilization since 2500 B.C.E. Both the countries can be compared and contrasted on the basics of their culture, religion, economy, history and trade stats etc. I have never seen Italy in my life but I hear people from Italy are similar to Indians in most of the ways and Italy itself attracts me as a beautiful country....   [tags: Economics Countries]

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Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

- I believe that human everyone should have access to quality healthcare coverage in the United States. Perhaps, universal health care coverage is a way to cover all Americans in today’s society. Unfortunately, to the rising cost of health care, deductibles, and co-pays are just some reasons for lack of care. Across the globe Spain and Switzerland have adopted new changes to ensure that their citizens have access to health coverage. The purpose of this paper is to explore other health care options that could aide in curving the United States health care issues Heath care problems in other nations All over the United States health care cost is on the rise....   [tags: Health care, Universal health care, United States]

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More Guns = Safer Streets

- Does gun control make our world safer. This is a question that is commonly asked. There have been many studies done to address this question, and none have shown that gun control works. Britain is a country with very strict gun control. In spite of this gun control, Britain still has the highest crime rate in the world. Switzerland on the other hand is a country where all citizens are armed and are trained on the safety and proper use of the weapon, resulting in the lowest crime rate of the world....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Rivalries, Violence, And Carnage

- Rivalries, violence, and carnage. The 1500s brought about the Reformations and unmerciful religious wars. Beginning in Switzerland, religious conflicts spread rapidly throughout Europe, leaving few regions unaffected. The Thirty Years’ War was “the most destructive event for the central European economy and society prior to the world wars of the twentieth century.” However, these conflicts were not without consequence. The Reformations revolutionized European territories. During the sixteenth century, regions slowly became more religiously diverse and tolerant of one another....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Christianity]

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Persuasive Essay: The Need for Stronger Gun Control Laws

- Switzerland has compulsory gun ownership for military age males, yet it has a far lower murder rate than the U.S. But Switzerland also has far stricter gun control laws. Even so, Switzerland has the second highest rate of handgun ownership and handgun murders in the industrialized world, after the U.S. Switzerland is frequently cited as an example of a country with high gun ownership and a low murder rate. However, Switzerland also has a high degree of gun control, and actually makes a better argument for gun regulation than gun liberalization....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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Swiss Government

- Switzerland is a decentralized federal republic composed of 20 cantons and six half cantons. These in turn are divided into communes. Legislative power is the responsibility of the dual-chamber Federal Assembly. One chamber consists of 200 representatives chosen by the electorate for four-year terms. The other, which has 46 representatives, is selected directly by the cantons. Each sends two representatives, but the mode of their election and the terms of their service depend on the laws of the individual cantons....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The ' Of The Village ' By James Baldwin

- In the essay “Stranger in the Village”, by James Baldwin, printed in The Arlington Reader, the author, a black African-American, narrates a personal history of the few times he visited Leukerbad, Switzerland. During his stay there he observes the Swiss culture and the reactions of their encounters with not only an American, but a black African-American. He compares this in contrary to the way White Americans react to his presence. He uses bona fide and particularized description and narration early in the essay....   [tags: White people, Race, African American]

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Understanding of two Political Systems: Deliberative Democracy and Representative Government

- This essay aims to provide a better understanding of two political systems namely deliberative democracy and representative government; it presents the advantages and disadvantages of both, the types of governance. Deliberative democracy as address by Guttman and Dennis (2004) is based on the notion that citizens and their representatives come to a common place to discuss matters such as finance budgets and come to a mutual agreement of what needs to have more attention. Representative government, on the other hand, is defined as a form of government freely elected by the people to make significant decision of the behalf of their electorate (McLean & McMillan 2009)....   [tags: democracy, political system, government]

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Gun Laws are a Major Controversy Now

- Gun laws are a major controversy now days and they will continue to be so until the government finds the best way for the laws to be. The right to bear arms is our second amendment and the second amendment states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”(Amendment 2) To me the right to bear arms means that as a country every citizen has the right to be armed with weapons and this right should not be changed....   [tags: second amendment, firearm]

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Is the International Tax System Legitimate?

- Why tax evasion a global problem. BSG reported that the global wealth increase by 12.1 % to $135.5 trillion where the North America and Europe remain the wealthiest nation and the offshore wealth reported at $8.5 trillion and projected to increase to $11.2 trillion by 2017. Offshore accounts are preferred by wealth management clients to seek diversification on high levels of economic and political stability offered by the offshore financial institutions. However, offshore wealth is highly unfavorable to tax authorities of the investor’s residence government as it has been considered a legal way to evade tax payable to the residence country....   [tags: globalization, global finance]

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Origin of Mass of Subatomic Particles

- ... These are deemed in what scientists call, generations. Thus, the first generation consists of the most stable and lightest. The heavier and less stable particles belong to the second and third generations. All stable matter in the universe is made from particles that belong to the first generation; any heavier particles quickly decay to the next most stable level. There are four fundamental forces at work in the universe 1) the strong force, 2) the weak force, 3) the electromagnetic force, and 4) gravitational force....   [tags: theory,, discovery, particles]

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The Administration And Organization Of Schools

- The administration and organization of schools are led by school leaders, principals, or site principals. However, the status of the administration varies to a great extent in Switzerland. Some cantons have an established strategy for school leadership with principals, and have done so for 30 years, whereas other cantons have only recently begun to establish school leadership. In large schools, school leadership has been known for a longer time, whereas in small rural communities, decisions for schools have been taken over by the governing body, or not at all, or by staff....   [tags: School, Education, Higher education, Teacher]

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Gun Control Of The United States

- Gun Control in the United States In the United States alone, there are around 270 million to 310 million civilian guns. Would it seem logical to try and impose restrictions and regulations on things that are already in the hands of the people in such large numbers. In the last decade, American liberals have demanded tighter gun control laws in light of multiple mass shooting. Their opinion is that if the shooters had not had certain types of weapons or weapon accessories, not as many people would be killed....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Farewell to Arms

- Farewell to Arms The symbolism in “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway is vivid and dynamic, and in the novel the rain and other factors, symbolize despair. The symbols all are presented in varying forms. The other symbolic factors include; lakes, rivers, snow, ice, mountains, plains, night, seasons, weather, Catherine’s hair, Frederic’s beard, officer stars, riding crop, the painted horse and the silhouette cutter. The symbolic concepts are; the baby, war, love, wounds, and the enemy. The different symbols have an effect on each character in the novel, in a special way....   [tags: Literature]

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Skeleton: An Olympic Winter Sport

- Skeleton is a sport where you race against the clock. The athletes will go down an icy slope on a sled on their stomach, head first. Each athlete makes four runs. Only six medals are given: 3 to women and three to men. The athlete with the quickest time of all four of their runs combined wins. Men and women compete separately so there will be a gold medal for a woman, a gold medal for a man, and so forth. If two athletes have the same time overall, they will tie and come in the same place. It is prohibited to warm a sled’s runners or anything else that may help sliding....   [tags: Sled, Sliding, Sport]

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Management Tools Swot And Pest

-   Achieving stated goals, being responsive to change, or building competitive advantage are examples of mandatory elements for a sustainable organisation to run. In order to achieve that, management tools SWOT and PEST can be used to plan decisions. Migros SA is the first retailer in Switzerland (39th in the world), with a turnover reaching 26.7 billions (2013), a 20% market share, and more than 94’000 employees, making it the biggest employer of the country . Retailing’s productivity growth in Switzerland was under the Western European average until 1990....   [tags: Strategic management, Management, Marketing]

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Nestle : A Transnational Corporation

- Nestlé: A Transnational Corporation The transnational corporation Nestle Company founded in 1886 based in Vevey, Switzerland, sells its products in 189 countries and has manufacturing plants in 89 countries around the world, boasting an unmatched geographic presence. The company started off as an alternative to breastmilk and initially looked into other countries for an increase in global opportunities. It founded its first out of country offices in London in 1868, and due to the small size and inability of Switzerland to compensate growth manufacturing plants were built in both Britain and the United states in the late nineteenth century....   [tags: Globalization, Developed country]

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Tax Havens

- A tax haven is a country that offers foreign corporations and individuals relatively low corporate and income tax rates, with a politically and economically stable environment. Some tax havens are Switzerland, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Ireland, and the Cayman Islands. The United States government has been fighting against the movement of corporations because it is not collecting taxes from these corporations that it could have used to reduce government debt. However, corporations have found loopholes that exempt them from United States tax laws....   [tags: Finance]

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Benito Mussolini and Fascism

- “Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of fascism” (Fascist). Those are the words of Benito Mussolini, an Italian journalist who started a political party of his own. Born in 1883, Mussolini became involved in socialist politics in Switzerland when he moved there in 1902 (BBC). Although he was active with the socialist party, Mussolini started publishing editorials that supported World War I, which he was drafted in himself in 1915 (Mussolini). This led to his expulsion from the socialist party....   [tags: military-minded dictator, italy's law code]

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Value of Life: Euthanasia

- ... In The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty W. Kip Viscusi and Joseph E. Aldy discusses the value of an average human life in all around the world. The value does of course vary from country to country and the differences are clear. The numbers goes from about 9 million dollars in Japan and Switzerland to under 1 million in Taiwan and South Korea. The US value is estimated to be around 7 million and the British about 4.2. (Kip Viscusi, 2005, page 16) On the other hand one of the strongest antagonist groups of euthanasia is deep religious groups, and in the US especially Christians....   [tags: the right to die, legality]

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Who is Mileva Maric?

- ... She failed most of her classes and wasn't able to get a diploma. A year later she found out she was pregnant with her and Alberts, first child a daughter named leiserl. By then Albert was working on his relativity theory and had a part time job in a patent office.She gave birth to leiserl in 1902 and the baby disappeared in 1903. The last mention of her was in a letter talking about her taking on scarlet fever. She then finally married Albert on January 6, 1903 in Bern, Switzerland. With only the blessings of Milevas family....   [tags: E=mc2, theory of relativity, co-authored ]

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The Tragedy Of The Holocaust

- Approximately six million Jews died during the holocaust, which was two-thirds of the Jewish population at the time of World War Two. This catastrophe is considered to be one of the most deplorable events caused by the human race itself and will live on for eternity. Often people hear the miraculous stories about survival and escape. However, it is unlikely for one to hear a story of rescue due to the high security surrounding the camps. Many prisoners had no hope of finding refuge and were often destined for the gas chambers....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, Adolf Eichmann, Israel]

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