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It was at Lake Lucerne, around the turn of the 14th century, in a small lakeside meadow framed by the Alps, that the Old Swiss Confederacy - the infant Switzerland - was born. A loose alliance of three rural german-speaking communities (cantons) that shared the Lake Lucerne shoreline, the Confederacy soon grew to eight cantons, and by 1513 the eight had become thirteen. An Alemannic Parentage Until the beginning of the 5th century, this land was part of the Roman empire, whose fortifed border lay far to the north, along the lines of the Danub...
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