Switzerland was once known
as the province of Helvetica, a province under the Roman Empire. Switzerland began
transform into an independent nation in 1291 AD when 3 independent cantons formed a league
to resist the expansion
of the Habsburg power. This defensive league, known as the Swiss
League, has continued to grow through the years,
& still exists today. At the close of the
Thirty Years' War, in 1648, Switzerland was officially recognized as an
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