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
Available to: Helvetia
Researched at: Town Hall
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.