publication . Article . 2015

Internal Colonization in Switzerland During the First Part of the Twentieth Century

Daniel Burkhard;
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  • Published: 28 Mar 2015 Journal: International Journal for History (issn: 2213-0624, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (Publishing Services)
<jats:p>Internal colonization in Switzerland is often seen in connection with the battle for cultivation in the Second World War, but the history of internal colonization in Switzerland is more complex. The food crisis in the First World War formed the horizon of experience for various actors from industry, consumer protection, the urban population and agriculture to start considering practical strategies for managing agricultural production. In this way, traditional spaces, such as rural and urban areas and economic roles, such as food producer, consumer and trader, overlapped and were newly conceived to some extent: people started thinking about utopias and ho...
free text keywords: agrarian history, internal colonization and social engineering, interwar period, Switzerland, General Works, A, Economy, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Agrarian society, Consumer protection, Agricultural productivity, World War II, Interwar period, History, Battle, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economic interventionism
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