Switzerlandhas had aspecial placeinthe history of Europethrough itscenter, yet isolated locationin the Alps.
Switzerlandrealstorybegins onlyin 1848whenthe country's newconstitutionwas agreedbutthreepredecessorsusedincludedthestate's history.
1.TheoldConfederationwas a looseassociation ofcountriesthat were inthe areawhere the StateSwitzerlandtoday. It was foundedbythe cantons ofUri, Schwyz andUnterwaldenand receivedbypeaceextensive autonomyfrom theHoly Roman Empire. The areawas expandedandin 1648the region receivedbythe Peace of Westphaliainternationalsovereignty.