Timeline of Events in Switzerland from 1920-2006

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Switzerland joins the League of Nations

1920

Refused to join the United Nations

1939 - 1940

Switzerland remained neutral throughout WW2

Women earn the right to vote

1971

Equal Rights Amendment was passed.

1981

Voting age was lowered from age 20 down to age 18.

1991

Joined the United Nations

2002

Major flooding caused landslides in central Switzerland

2005

Voters voted on tougher immigration laws

2006