Liechtenstein (note spelling) is a European microstate located in the Alps between Switzerland and Austria.
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997; note spelling) was a popular American artist.
Vaduz Castle, the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein
apparently there was at least one angle besides directly above that we hadn’t gotten yet.
eine-amerikanerin asked: Hi! I'm one of the mods of fyeaheuropeanhistory and I found your blog when you pointed out the mistake in the post about Liechtenstein's 81st "friend." Admittedly, I know nothing about Liechtenstein, but I'd like to remedy that, so sorry if I stalk your blog!! Are you from Liechtenstein? Sprichst du deutsch?
I am not from Liechtenstein, just an American aficionado of the Principality with some books on hand. ich kann Deutsch, bin aber kein Muttersprachler.
I apologize for being short — I find that one story so frustrating, because it’s a great, charming little moment in history and then people have to go change everything about it for no apparent reason.
ich nehme aus, dass es irgendwo eine Erzählung der Geschichte gibt, in der es „Italiener“ und „1886“ oder so was sagt; ich wünsche mich, ich könnte diese Erzählung korrigieren, aber leider nicht.
In Liechtenstein’s last military engagement, in 1886, none of its 80 soldiers were killed. In fact 81 returned, including a new Italian “friend.”
Yep, more came home than left. I don’t think that has been done any other time in history.
This is one of my favourite points in history
It’s so funny omfg
that’s even funnier than the time Switzerland accidentally invaded Liechtenstein and apologized afterward
FY European History, you should be ashamed. fact-check before you post.
principality of liechtenstein.
castle vaduz, residence of ruling prince franz.joseph II.
a) that is a questionable photoshop job putting those flowers in
b) the current Sovereign Prince is Hans-Adam II, whose son Prince Alois is currently exercising executive power; Franz Joseph II died in 1989.
Liechtenstein, the inaugural winner of the Weirdest Shaped Shit Award
boundaries dating from the medieval period —> crazy modern boundaries.
also, a quick note re your tags — Liechtenstein’s subdivisions are called “communes” (Gemeinden), not “cantons”, which is Switzerland.