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HistoryEdit

Before the time of Christ, a Celtic tribe known as the Helvetians inhabited the area now known as Switzerland. It was conquered by the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. It became a Roman Province known as Helvetia. After the fall of Rome Switzerland was inhabited by the Burgundians and another Germanic tribe known as Alemmannians. Then the Franks led by Charlemagne conquered all of modern day Switzerland. After the death of Charlamenge his empire broke in two, the western portion called France and the Eastern portion called the Holy Roman Empire. Switzerland was included in the latter. By the 1200's the Habsburg family controlled Austria and most of modern day Switzerland. Two cantons (states) of Switzerland feared Habsburg rule and formed an alliance against it. They invited another canton to join their cause. Eventually they drove the Austrian Habsburgs out of modern Switzerland. There are many famous Swiss tales about this war on which includes a story about a group of peasents defeating an Austrian Army 10 times their own size. This alliance of cantons became known as Switzerland after the canton called Schyz. Switzerland became a strong military power in the 1400's. The Swiss entered many wars and gained much land from them. In 1515, however, the Swiss were defeated by the French at the battle Maringo. The Swiss began to question their expansionistic policies and then adopted a policy of neutrality. The Protestent Reformation spread quickly through Switzerland. The reformation split Switzerland into to 2 armed camps, Protestent, and Roman Catholic. These 2 sections fought each other with neither gaining control.

Today, the Swiss Federation, more commonly known as Switzerland, is a federation comprised of several states, called cantons, coexisting together in one federation. This federation is run by a semi-constitutional monarchy and has a knack for staying neutral in several Conflicts. It is a nation whose exports include Alpine Lumber, Ice, Milk, Cattle, among others. Though Switzerland does Export several goods, it is generally dependent on trade for several other of its goods. Switzerland has no specific language, as it's populace speak a combination of French, Italian, and German.

TerritoriesEdit

EuropeEdit

Kanton Duke/Viceroy
Bern King Alexander I Kroshbon
Geneva Prince Rickard Kroshbon
Zürich Lord Jozef Kohleschmied, Duke of Zurich
Jura Lord Gustav Dreadre, Duke of Jura
Graubünden Vacant
Baden Vacant
Wurttemberg Vacant
Venice Vacant
Genoa Vacant
Corsica Vacant
Piedmont Vacant
Lucca Viceroy Matthew O'malley


SwissEmpiremap

Map of Switzerland (Red) within Europe, circa 1750

Swisskantons2

Map of the Swiss Kantons, circa 1750


[*] Cantons represented by only one councilor in the Council of States

The population varies between 15,000 and 500,000 for each Canton.

Information on the Swiss KingdomEdit

DomesticEdit

Capital: City of Berne, Bern

Royal Residence: Koniz Castle, Bern

Population: Approx. 6,946,000

Government: Semi-Constitutional Monarchy

Ethnicities: French, German, Italian, Albanian, Croatian

Languages: German, French, Italian, Venetian, Latin, Albanian, Croatian, Ligurian

Motto: Regula Helvetia in tempore de desperatio.

Monarch: King Alexander I

Common Name: Switzerland

Official Name: The Kingdom of the Swiss

Religion: Roman Catholicism (State Religion), Swiss Reformed Church

Current Treasury: ₣370,900,000 Schweizer Franken (Swiss Franc)

EconomyEdit

Treasury:

Current Treasury - ₣370,900,000

Income Each Tri-Monthly Period - ₣2,000,000

Expenses Each Tri-Monthly Perioid - ₣1,550,000

Net Income - ₣450,000

Selling:

Cattle: Trading to Tuscany, Haven, Spain

Milk: Trading to Tuscany, Netherlands, Haven, Spain

Iron: Trading to Netherlands, Haven, Spain, Britain, France

Venison: Trading to Netherlands, Haven, Spain, Britain

Lumber: Trading to Netherlands, Haven

Exotic Birds: Trading to Netherlands, Spain


Buying:

Tobacco: Trading from Tuscany, British-American Colonies

Sugar Cane: Trading from Tuscany, British-American Colonies

Muskets: Trading from Tuscany, Britain

Wheat: Trading from Netherlands

Barley: Trading from Netherlands

Pigs: Trading from Netherlands, Austria, Britain

Potatoes: Trading from Netherlands, Haven, Britain

Silk: Trading from Poland

Wine: Trading from Spain, France

Fruits: Trading from Spain, Haven


Guilds:

Carpenters' Guild based in Zurich

Textiles Guild based in Zurich

Ironworkers' Guild based in Geneva

Weapons Guild based in Geneva

Lumberjacks' Guild based in Bern

Miners' Guild Based in Bern

Shepards' Guild Based in Vaud

Butchers' Guild Based in Bern

Swiss Military RanksEdit

Below is a table of Swiss military ranks.

Swiss Army Ranks Swiss Navy Ranks
Enlisted Men Enlisted Seamen
Reckrut Matrose 2nd Klasse
Soldat Matrose 1st Klasse
Gefreiter Quartiermeister
Obergefreiter Bootsmannsmaat
NCOs Unterbootsmann
Korporal Stabsbootsmann
Wachtmeister Oberbootsmann
Oberwachtmeister Oberstabsbootsmann
Higher NCOs Officer Cadets
Vizefeldwebel Seekadett
Feldwebel Fähnrich zur See
Offizierstellvertreter Oberfähnrich zur See
Feldwebel-Leutnant Officers
Officers Leutnant zur See
Leutnant Oberleutnant zur See
Oberleutnant Kapitänleutnant
Hauptmann Korvettenkapitän
Staff Officers Fregattenkapitän
Major Kapitän zur See
Oberstleutnant Kommodore
Oberst Flag Officers
Higher Staff Officers Konteradmiral
Generalmajor Vizeadmiral
Generalleutnant Admiral
Generaloberst Generaladmiral
Commander-in-Chief Commander-in-Chief
Generalfeldmarshall Großadmiral

The War OfficeEdit

The War office consists of the highest ranked officials of the Swiss Military.

Supreme Military Commander -  His Majesty, King Alexander I

Minister of Defense -

Generalfeldmarshall - Lord Matthew Ardmore

 Großadmiral - Sir Nicholas Austin

General der Artillerie - Sir Hector Ardmore

General der Kavallerie - vacant

The Swiss ArmyEdit

The Swiss Army currently consists of 380,180 active personnel and 50,000 reserve personnel.

Personnel StatisticsEdit

Professional Infantry: 118 Regiments (138,071 men)

Professional Foot Guards: 7 Regiments (8,261 men)

Professional Cavalry: 36 Regiments (10,211 men)

Professional Artillerymen:

Militia Infantry: 33 Regiments (36,300 men)

Army Personnel: 257

Total Army Upkeep: ₣778,704

Regiments of InfantryEdit

1st Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,246 men)

2nd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,246 men)

3rd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,169 men)

4th (Alpine) Regiment of Swiss Foot 1st Battalion (589 men)

4th (Alpine) Regiment of Swiss Foot 2nd Battalion (555 men)

5th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,255 men)

6th (Bern) Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,166 men)

7th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,232 men)

8th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,222 men)

9th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,246 men)

10th (Alpine) Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,111 men)

11th (Alpine) Regiment of  Swiss Foot (1,233 men)

12th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,226 men)

13th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,211 men)

14th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,222 men)

15th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,102 men)

16th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,291 men)

17th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,231 men)

18th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,191 men)

19th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,242 men)

20th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,125 men)

21st Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,212 men)

22nd (Ironshot's Marines) Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,054 men)

23rd Regiment of Jaegers (1,021 men)

24th Regiment of Jaegers (1,035 men)

25th Regiment of Jaegers (1,008 men)

26th Regiment of Jaegers (1,011 men)

27th (Alpine) Regiment of Jaegers (989 men)

28th (Wolfe's Rangers) Regiment of Foot (1,185 men)

29th (Alpine) Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,237 men)

30th (Alpine) Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,299 men)

31st Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,226 men)

32nd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,211 men)

33rd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,222 men)

34th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,102 men)

35th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,291 men)

36th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,231 men)

37th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,191 men)

38th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,242 men)

39th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,125 men)

40th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,212 men)

41st Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,226 men)

42nd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,211 men)

43rd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,222 men)

44th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,102 men)

45th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,291 men)

46th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,231 men)

47th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,191 men)

48th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,242 men)

49th (Alpine) Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,125 men)

50th (Alpine) Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,212 men)

51st Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,226 men)

52nd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,211 men)

53rd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,222 men)

54th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,102 men)

55th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,291 men)

56th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,231 men)

57th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,191 men)

58th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,242 men)

59th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,125 men)

60th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,212 men)

61st Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,226 men)

62nd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,211 men)

63rd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,222 men)

64th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,102 men)

65th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,291 men)

66th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,231 men)

67th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,191 men)

68th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,242 men)

69th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,125 men)

70th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,212 men)

71st (Baden) Regiment of Foot (1,250 men)

72nd (Baden) Regiment of Foot (1,222 men)

73rd (Baden) Regiment of Foot (1,102 men)

74th (Duke of Argyll's own) Royal Highlanders (1,046 men)

75th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,291 men)

76th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,231 men)

77th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,191 men)

78th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,242 men)

79th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,125 men)

80th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,212 men)

81st Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,226 men)

82nd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,211 men)

83rd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,222 men)

84th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,102 men)

85th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,291 men)

86th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,231 men)

87th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,191 men)

88th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,242 men)

89th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,125 men)

90th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,212 men)

91st Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,226 men)

92nd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,211 men)

93rd Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,222 men)

94th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,102 men)

95th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,291 men)

96th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,231 men)

97th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,191 men)

98th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,242 men)

99th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,125 men)

100th Regiment of Swiss Foot (1,212 men)

Venetian RegimentsEdit

Geraldini Regiment (1,200 men)

Giacomone Regiment (1,600 men)

Vincenti Regiment (1,244 men)

Grimaldi Regiment (1,200 men)

De Franceschi Regiment (1,100 men)

Gazappi Regiment (1,257 men)

Vecchi Regiment (1,322 men)

Genoese RegimentsEdit

Ermmano Regiment (1,400 men)

Simone Regiment (1,600 men)

Fontanelli Regiment (2,000 men)

Druetti Regiment (2,000 men)

Carboni Regiment (1,722 men)

Baldiserra Regiment (1,288 men)

Albricci Regiment (1,200 men)

Sandalli Regiment (1,800 men)

Briccola Regiment (2,000 men)

Giardino Regiment (2,000 men)

Pafundi Regiment (1,000 men)


Regiments of Foot GuardsEdit

1st (Alpen Guards) Regiment of Foot Guards (1,232 men)

2nd Regiment of Foot Guards (1,142 men)

3rd (King's Bodyguard) Regiment of Foot Guards (1,232 men)

4th (Rhine Guards) Regiment of Foot Guards (1,264 men)

5th (Duke's Own) Regiment of Foot Guards (1,124 men)

6th Regiment of Foot Guards (1,245 men)

7th Regiment of Foot Guards (1,022 men)

Regiments of CavalryEdit

1st Regiment of Royal Horse Guards (282 men)

2nd Regiment of Royal Dragoons (381 men)

3rd Regiment of Royal Dragoons (360 men)

4th Regiment of Royal Dragoons (374 men)

6th Regiment of Royal Dragoons (347 men)

7th Regiment of Royal Carabineers (288 men)

8th Regiment of Royal Carabineers (285 men)

9th Regiment of Royal Carabineers (281 men)

10th Regiment of Royal Carabineers (295 men)

11th Regiment of Royal Carabineers (271 men)

12th Regiment of Lancers (267 men)

13th Regiment of Lancers (245 men)

14th Regiment of Lancers (255 men)

15th Regiment of Light Dragoons (300 men)

16th Regiment of Light Dragoons (289 men)

17th Regiment of Light Dragoons (301 men)

18th Regiment of Light Dragoons (291 men)

19th (Juran Guarda) Regiment of Light Dragoons (289 men)

20th Regiment of Light Dragoons (264 men)

21st Regiment of Swiss Hussars (250 men)

22nd (Schwarzer Tod) Regiment of Swiss Hussars (264 men)

23rd Regiment of Swiss Hussars (272 men)

24th Regiment of Swiss Hussars (288 men)

25th Regiment of Swiss Hussars (291 men)

26th Regiment of Swiss Hussars (260 men)

27th Swiss Cuirassier Regiment (311 men)

28th Swiss Cuirassier Regiment (300 men)

29th Swiss Cuirassier Regiment (288 men)

30th (Venetian) Regiment of Cavalry (300 men)

31st (Venetian) Regiment of Cavalry (294 men)

32nd (Venetian) Regiment of Cavalry (288 men)

33rd (Venetian) Regiment of Cavalry (273 men)

34th (Baden) Regiment of Cavalry (305 men)

35th (Baden) Regiment of Cavalry (295 men)

36th (Alpine) Regiment of Mounted Jaegers (267 men)

The Swiss NavyEdit

The Swiss Navy is the newest branch of the Swiss military. Most ships came from the former Venetian and Genoese navies, which were dissolved in 1749. The flagship of the Swiss fleet, the Monarca, was wholly built by the Swiss in the Liguria shipyards, and was first used in battle during War of the Sardinian Succession. The Angelico was the former flagship of the Venetian fleet, while the Horlumus was built by the Swiss in the Ligurian shipyards, to be sent to the Caribbean as flagship of the Swiss Expeditionary Squadron.

Personnel StatisticsEdit

Vessel Name (# of Guns) (Date Ordered; Date Launched)

First Rate Ships of the Line

Monarca (1749)

Second Rate Ships of the Line

Angelico (1749)

Horlumus (1750)

Third Rate Ships of the LineEdit

San Lorenzo Giustinian (80)

Corona (76) (1711; 1712)

Leon Trionfante (70) (1714; 1716)

San Giacomo (70) (1719; Inc.)

Buon Consiglio (70) (1719; Inc.)

Fedelta (70) (1719; Inc.)

Forza (70) (1719; Inc.)

Correira Veneta (70) (1722; Inc.)

Galatea (70) (1722; Inc.)

Fenice (70) (1723; Inc.)

Diligenza (70) (1724; Inc.)

Vittoria (70) (1732; Inc.)

La Guerriera (70) (1732; Inc.)

Medea (70) (1732; Inc.)

San Giorgio (70) (1736: Inc.)

Eolo (70) (1739; Inc.)

San Carlo Borromeo (66) (1739; Inc.) Shipyards

Arsenale di Venezia

Liguria

Foreign RelationsEdit

Nation Leader(s) Standings Relation
The Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland

♚ King George II

۩ Prime Minister Lord Newcastle

Allied

Trade Agreement

Defensive Pact

Very Friendly

The Kingdom of Spain

♚ King Ferdinand VI

۩ Lord Hand Ezequiel Clemente

Trade Agreement Friendly
The Kingdom of France & Navarre ♚ King Louis Phillipe I

Allied

Defensive Pact

Trade Agreement

Friendly

The Kingdom of Netherlands In dispute

Neutral

Indifferent

The Ottoman Sultanate ♚ Sultan Finn Hamm

Neutral

Indifferent

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ♚ King August III

Neutral

Friendly

The Austrian Empire ♚ Empress Maria Theresa Bluefeather

Allied

Defensive Pact

Trade Agreement

Friendly

The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway ♚ Emperor Kwagar Ocata

Neutal

Indifferent

The Kingdom of Egypt

♚ Queen Keira Kinover-Mar

Allied

Defensive Pact

Trade Agreement

Friendly

The Duchy of Modena & Reggio ♚ Duke Francesco III

Neutral

Indifferent

The Duchy of Parma ♚ Duke Phillip I

Neutral

Indifferent

The Grand Duchy of Tuscany ♚ Grand Duchess Maria Theresa

Allied

Defensive Pact

Trade Agreement

Friendly

The Kingdom of Portugal & the Algarves ♚ Queen Julia Grace Garate

Neutral

Indifferent

Member DatabaseEdit

Swisscoa

RoyaltyEdit

King - Alexander I, Duke of Bern

Queen - Maddison I, Duchess of Bern

Crown Prince - Richard Kroshbon, Prince of Geneva

The Crown Officers Edit

Prime Minister - Lord Jozef Kohleschmied, Duke of Zurich

Minister of State - Lord Gustav Dreadre, Duke of Jura

Minister of Defense - Princess Sarah Kroshbon

Minister of Laws - Lord William Firewalker, Count of Vaud

Acting Minister of Home - Lord William Firewalker, Count of Vaud

Other OfficialsEdit

Chief Advisor - Lord Jozef Kohleschmied, Duke of Zurich

Vice Advisor - Lord Josef Grau, Count of St. Gallen

Director-General (SIA) - Classified

Lord Commander (Royal Guard) - Sir Dashing Rubyslipper

Field Marshal (Army) -

Großadmiral (Navy) -

TagsatzungEdit

The Tagsatzung is the legislature of the Kingdom. It has been around since the Kantons of Switzerland allied together, however did not rise to prominence and was historically characterized as weak. Upon Alexander Kroshbon's ascension to the throne, he made clear his intention to bring the Tagsatzung to become notable like the British Parliament. He opened the Tagsatzung to any Swiss citizen, and foreign dignitaries from several allied states, with the intention of holding votes for all Swiss to vote on.

Portraits of Leaders Edit

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