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  The final post of this series will cover Liechtenstein’s role in the Austrian – Prussian war and a discussion of how the principality avoided the great wars of the twentieth century. Links to Part I and Part II. Austrian – Prussian War  / Seven Week’s War 1866 This war played a vital role in Liechtenstein’s […]

  Part I had a section with tourism advice then discussed the Swabian War in 1499. This post discusses how Liechtenstein came into being then covers the wars against revolutionary France. Modern day Liechtenstein was part of region known as the Voralberg of which a portion remains as a modern Austrian state.   The principality came […]

During a visit to the National Museum of Liechtenstein I saw an exhibition on Liechtenstein’s involvement in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, the subsequent end of compulsory military service and disbandment of the army in 1868.  While looking at the exhibition’s center piece group photo of the 1866 veterans I admit to having feelings of […]

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