Comparison of Switzerland and the Netherlands

Essay by AsiaMisheleUniversity, Master's April 2004

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Have you ever stepped back and taken a look to see if two very different countries like Switzerland and the Netherlands have anything in common with each other? These two western European countries are different in many ways but they both are similar as well when you take a look at the bases of each country. Each country has its own weather patterns that lead to the understanding of how the people of these two countries live. The bases of these two countries that draw them close together are the many types of people who live there as well as the variety of languages spoken in each country. With so many minorities and various culture groups living in each country it makes a person wonder how the local people feel about living among those types of people. Questioning a persons feeling about their own country can at times be a touchy subject if there is a lot of tension with the various minorities living in the country, but at the same time it is a good way to help understand how things are in that country.

Another aspect of these two countries is the type of lifestyles that the people have. Looking at these two European countries, considering they both have different historical backgrounds, each country has its own key word that states the environmental impact you get when you are there. One country being very liberal and the other being very strict about laws it is amazing to know that one of these countries is ranked as having the second most hand gun murders in the world. In the end a person can only wonder why a person would want to move to one of these two countries and stay there. Each country in itself has a long list...