Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. It's capital city is Bern, while it's largest cities are Zurich and Geneva. Switzerland is a neutral country it is not a member of N.A.T.O. OR the European Union.
During the second World War Switzerland was historically known for its neutral stance during the course of the conflict. However, this did not prevent Switzerland from being involved in the conflict.
By 1941, many prominent German citizens who spoke out against the Nazi party sought refuge in the Swiss Alps. There they were eliminated by an assassin working for the Nazis, until they were exposed and stopped by reporter Jerry "Headline" Hunter. Despite the country's neutral stance, in 1943 it was targeted for invasion by the Nazis who dispatched their agent Colonel Schutter to carry out the invasion. This invasion was thwarted by the Destroyer. If the authorities in Switzerland eventually learned of the invasion or not is unknown, however such knowledge did not appear to shake their neutral stance on the war. After the war ended, Switzerland faced other threats. In 1946, a Swiss town in the Alps was wiped out by the Future Man and Madam Death using the Green Plague. Before they could unleash more diseases, their laboratory in the Alps was destroyed by Captain America and Bucky. In 1949, mad scientist Professor Grimm built a lab in the Swiss Alps. From there he began experiments in a growth formula using a stolen baby he called Borkor. Growing the baby to massive size, he unleashed it on a nearby ski resort where the Human Torch and Sun Girl were vacationing. The pair defeated the massive baby and restored it to normal, Grimm died during the rampage.
At the Universal Bank the richest people in the world meet to discuss issues. In one such meeting, the heads of various companies, including: Tiberius Stone, head of research and development at Alchemax; Sebastian Shaw, principal owner of Shaw Industries; Darren Cross, founder of Cross Technological Enterprises; Zeke Stane, CEO of Stane International; Shingen Harada, CEO of Yashida Corporation; Frr'dox, the Supreme Director of Interstellar Operations Shi'ar Solutions Consolidated; Wilhelmina Kensington, acting CEO of Kilgore Arms; and Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime and president of Fisk Industries; came from across the globe to discuss Dario Agger's and Roxxon's operations in the Ten Realms. The true meeting for the meeting was revealed when Shingen attacked Dario and they were about to fight when Oubliette Midas, a.k.a. the Exterminatrix, of the Midas Foundation, arrived and knocked him out, declaring herself as the new member of the group afterwards.
X-Men Universe (Earth-10005)
In 1962, Bern, Switzerland, Erik Lehnsherr forces a banker by ripping out one of the metal fillings in his mouth using his powers, to trace a bar of Nazi gold to Sebastian Shaw's address in Argentina.
Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)
In 1999, Bern, Switzerland,Tony Stark a New Years Eve party first met Ho Yinsen while extremely drunk. He then met a scientist named Dr. Maya Hansen, inventor of Extremis- an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company, Advanced Idea Mechanics, but is turned down. He went to bed with Maya and left Aldrich on the roof to think about the future.
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Links and References
- ↑ Captain America Comics #9
- ↑ All Winners Comics #7
- ↑ All Winners Comics #21
- ↑ Marvel Mystery Comics #90
- ↑ Tales of Suspense #40
- ↑ Deadpool: The Circle Chase #3
- ↑ Avengers #16
- ↑ X-Force #20
- ↑ Gambit Vol 2 #3
- ↑ Mighty Thor Vol 2 #8
- ↑ X-Men: First Class (film)
- ↑ Iron Man (film)
- ↑ Iron Man 3 (film)
- ↑ Ultimate Fallout #3