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and the history of the Old Swiss Confederacy, a is the body of Suffrage, voting population in a certain valleys of the Alps, valley (as it were English '':wikt:dale, dale:wikt:-ship, -ship''). The grouping of voters by valley rather than municipalities of Switzerland, municipality is a tradition harking back to before the establishment of the current administrative divisions with the foundation of Switzerland as a federal state in 1848. A will typically include voters of several municipalities. For example, the of Lauterbrunnen Valley includes the voting population of the municipalities of Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Mürren, Stechelberg, Gimmelwald and Isenfluh. Similarly, the of Oberhasli, Hasli consists of six municipalities, Gadmen, Guttannen, Hasliberg, Innertkirchen, Meiringen and Schattenhalb. In this case, the is coterminous with the Bernese districts of Switzerland, district of Oberhasli district, Oberhasli. Historically, is the traditional German translation of the Latin term in the Federal Charter of 1291, literally 'the people of the valley'. Thus, the enumeration of the Eidgenossen, Confederates, : is rendered as :"the people of the Canton of Uri, Uri, the entirety of the valley of Canton of Schwyz, Schwyz and the community of people of the of Unterwalden"


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*Reichsvogt *Waldstätte *Landvogtei (Switzerland) Politics of Switzerland Suffrage {{switzerland-stub