How a strike threat reshaped Swiss democracy

19.07.20224 min

The general strike called in Olten in 1918 was like an earthquake for Swiss politics.

“Next stop: Olten.” The biggest rail junction in Switzerland was once also home to the Olten Action Committee, which in 1918 called the first nationwide strike – with far-reaching consequences for Swiss democracy. On November 11, 1918, the First World War came to an end with the fall of the German...

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