It’s well-known that in Switzerland there are reliable banks, a lot of chocolate, and the Swiss Alps mountain range where cows give the best milk in the world. But these are not the most amazing things that you will discover about Switzerland. Do you know that this country has the most liberal gun laws, that bribes are legal, and that fines are based on your income? And these are not even the strangest things.
We at Bright Side have collected 10 facts which will show Switzerland from a totally unexpected side.
1. The country without a capital and a president
There is no president or capital of Switzerland, but there are 4 official languages in the country.
The citizens have the right to cancel any law that the parliament passes and there have never been any racial conflicts in Switzerland.
2. The most liberal law about guns
Many people think that Switzerland is the country of pacifists because it remains neutral in any military conflict. But this is not entirely true.
The military service for men there is obligatory and it starts at the age of 18. The biggest part of the male population is in the army reserve, that’s why men have weapons at home and are ready to use them at any moment.
There are 8 million people in the country and 4 million guns (that’s 50 guns for every 100 people). However, the crime rate in Switzerland is one of the lowest in the world. And alcohol is sold only until 10:00 p.m.