Switzerland: in case of emergency “blow up stuff”

The nation of Switzerland is wired to self destruct in the event of an invasion.

“To interrupt the utility of bridges, tunnels, highways, railroads, Switzerland has established three thousand points of demolition. That is the number officially printed. It has been suggested to me that to approximate a true figure a reader ought to multiply by two. Where a highway bridge crosses a railroad, a segment of the bridge is programmed to drop on the railroad. Primacord fuses are built into the bridge. Hidden artillery is in place on either side, set to prevent the enemy from clearing or repairing the damage.”

There’s a long story about the strategy at Bldgblog.

For some reason this reminds me of one of the pages in Strongbad’s Children’s Book.

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