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Being recognised as a free Imperial City (Reichsstadt), tends to attract wealthy citizens, who can afford high quality equipment. This is a policy decision for Helvetia, boosting the attack of the Swiss unique unit by +2 and allowing Mounted Crossbowmen to reload 20% faster and have +20 hit point

Technology StatisticsEdit

Available to: Helvetia

Researched at: Town Hall

Requires: -

Century: 14th

Cost: 50 Food , 100 Florins

Effect: Swiss Halberdiers receive +2 attack, Mounted Crossbowmen reload 20% faster and have +20 hit points.

Historical BackgroundEdit

The extinction of the Kyburg dynasty paved the way for the Habsburg dynasty to bring much of the territory south of the Rhine under their control, aiding their rise to power. Rudolf I of Habsburg, who became Holy Roman emperor in 1273, effectively revoked the status of Reichsfreiheit granted to the "Forest Cantons" of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden. The Forest Cantons thus lost their independence and were governed by reeves.

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