Confederation of Switzerland
Map by Janboruta
Guillaume-Henri Dufour
Start Bias

Calvinism (HR)

Religious Intolerance
Charismatic, Protective
Map Labels Language
Germanic, French
Magical Girl
Mrs. Dufour

Switzerland led by Dufour[1] is a custom civilization by JFD and Janboruta[2].

This mod requires Brave New World. It replaces the City-State of Geneva with Avignon, and Zürich with Lübeck.



The Swiss Confederation has a long and unique history amongst European nations. Unlike other nations in their past, Switzerland never established itself as a formal Kingdom or Republic, but rather styled itself as a loose confederacy; an alliance of Alpine communities for the sake of peace and common interest. It has largely continued this tradition to this day: Switzerland remains the only true oligarchy, with sovereignty vested equally in its seven members of the Federal Council. Switzerland has also maintained a long history of armed neutrality; declining involvement in international disputes or even pan-national organizations such as the European Union. Perhaps as a result, Switzerland today is one of the wealthiest nations in the world.


Guillaume-Henri Dufour (was a Swiss army officer, bridge engineer and topographer. He served under Napoleon I and held the office of General to lead the Swiss forces to victory against the Sonderbund. He presided over the First Geneva Convention which established the International Red Cross. He was founder and president of the Swiss Federal Office of Topography from 1838 to 1865.

Dufour was born in Konstanz, where his parents were temporarily exiled from Geneva. His father Bénédict was a Genevan watchmaker and farmer, who sent his son to school in Geneva, where he studied drawing and medicine. In 1807, Dufour travelled to Paris to join the École Polytechnique, then a military academy. He studied descriptive geometry under Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, and graduated fifth in his class in 1809, going on to study military engineering at the École d'Application. In 1810, he was sent to help defend Corfu against the British, and spent his time mapping the island's old fortifications.

By 1814, he had returned to France, and was awarded the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur for his work repairing fortifications at Lyons. In 1817, he returned to Geneva to become commander of the Canton of Geneva's military engineers, as well as a professor of mathematics at the University of Geneva. His duties included preparing a map of the Canton.

In 1847 the Catholic cantons of Switzerland attempted to form a separate alliance of their own, known as the Sonderbund, effectively splitting from the rest of the country. Dufour led the federal army of 100,000 and defeated the Sonderbund under Johann-Ulrich von Salis-Soglio in a campaign that lasted only from November 3 to November 29, and claimed fewer than a hundred victims. He ordered his troops to spare the injured.

Dawn of Man

Hail, General Guillaume-Henri Dufour, officer of the Swiss army forces and president of the First Geneva Convention. Your reputation as a military leader and a humanitarian precedes you. As General of Switzerland during the occupation of Napoleon, you ensured that the divided cantons of the confederacy remained as one. Yet it was your mercy for the victims of war that would be your lasting legacy, culminating in the establishment of the International Red Cross; an organization devoted to the protection of human life and the prevention of needless suffering.

Honourable General, the shadows of war forever loom at the heels of great men. Your people are prosperous and they require a leader of your calibre to ensure their protection and neutrality. Can you ensure peace to your people, and when not, protect them from the sufferings of war? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?
Dufour diplo

Leaderscene by Janboruta

Introduction: "Hail, commander. I am Guillaume-Henri Dufour, officer of the Swiss army forces. What brings you to me today?"

Introduction: "Hail. I am Guillaume-Henri Dufour, General of Switzerland. If one day we should meet our end on the field of battle, then today let us dine in revelry."

Defeat: "So this is defeat? I have not before known such a bitter sting to my heart. I pray that the same fate does not one day befall you."

Defeat: "Alas, I have failed my duty; I have failed my people and my family."

Unique Attributes

Switzerland (Dufour)

Art by Janboruta

Swiss Neutrality

Receive 10% of the Gold Gold income of met civilizations with whom you are not at war, denouncing, nor in a Declaration of Friendship with. City-States will never declare war upon you unprovoked.


Art by Janboruta

Combat Medic*Unlocked at Biology
  • Replaces no standard unit, costs 240 Production Production
  • Adjacent Land Units heal 10 damage per turn
  • Cannot attack, but has 28 Strength Combat Strength for Defence

Art by Janboruta

Kaserne (Military Academy)
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength in Friendly Lands for Units purchased with Gold.
  • Unlocked at Metallurgy.
City List
  1. Bern
  2. Zürich
  3. Geneva
  4. Basel
  5. Lucerne
  6. St. Gallen
  7. Lausanne
  8. Winterthur
  9. Lugano
  10. Bienne
  11. Thun
  12. Schaffhausen
  13. La Chaux de Fonds
  14. Fribourg
  15. Chur
  16. Neuhatel
  17. Vernier
  18. Uster
  19. Sion
  20. Emmen
  21. Portein
  22. Corippo
  23. Mulegns
  24. Bister
  25. Martisberg
  26. Goumoens le Jux
  27. Largario
  28. Clugin
  29. Cauco
Spy List
  • Hanz
  • Erich
  • Fritz
  • Urs
  • René
  • Guido
  • Ruedi
  • Ueli
  • Heidi
  • Gerda



Oddly diplomatic and oddly defensive, Switzerland wants to stay out of everyone's business directly, but it plays it safe. It starts off in already a fairly defensive position, with a Hill start bias. It doesn't want to interact with the outside world - it doesn't look forward to alliances unless absolutely necessary. Anything for neutrality. Thankfully, even if they get dragged into a war for whatever reason, they're mostly safe - City-State troops will not aid the enemy, which means you can still influence them.

Their UU cannot attack, but defends decently and heals nearby units. It summarizes Switzerland: it does not want to fight, but if it does, it's going to be the surrounding bonuses and enhancements of their troops that shall win their fight rather than sheer carpets of doom.

The UB is kind of dull, but it grants a strong Defensive bonus to units bought with Gold. Ultimately, this will help Switzerland turtle even more as tensions increase and they find themselves in situations where they may attempt to maintain neutrality, but it may not be enough.

Switzerland is a very passive Civ that stays out of the fray most of the time and allies itself with City-States. It's a tough Civ to crack from the outside simply because it stifles your attacks rather than destroys you. It ultimately benefits off Patronage more than any other Ideology, but Freedom is probably their best pick. To defeat them, you must beat them in their own game - and that's harder than you'd think.


Peace Theme War Theme
The Swiss Confederation - Dofur Peace

The Swiss Confederation - Dofur Peace

The Swiss Confederation - Dofur War

The Swiss Confederation - Dofur War

"Alphorn and Young Orchestra" by Kunitada Matsuoka. "Symphony in C major Op. 31" by Volkmar Andreae.

Mod Support

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions

Implement Bank Secrecy Laws

Switzerland's reputation for the privacy of her banks is foremost. However, some have accused us of laundering the riches of tax evaders and criminals, and they demand that we make our banking more transparent. This will not stand, and new laws must be put in place to protect the privacy of our clientele.


  • Player must be Switzerland
  • Player must have researched Banking
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 2 Magistrates Magistrates


  • Banks produce an additional +15% Gold Gold in cities and +1 Happy Happiness

Fund Foreign Researchers

Good research heeds not creed, nor sex, nor race; it cares only for the rational. Knowing this, we should heed the research done by foreign scientists and invite them into our open society.


  • Player must be Switzerland
  • May only be enacted from the beginning of the Renaissance Era
  • May only be enacted once per game


  • 400 Gold Gold
  • 1 Magistrates Magistrate


  • Research Agreements yield 50% more Science Science when completed

Promising Student

A promising young student has recently come to our attention. Well-versed in the mathematic sciences, the student would do well in the service of our government. We should find a place for them.

Option 1: He should be put to use in the Military.

  • All current Military Units gain +5 XP.

Option 2: He should be put to use in Communications.

  • All current Military Units gain +1 Sight.

Conservative Coup

A conservative coup d'etat against the liberal government of {1_CityName} has taken place! The conservative leaders in charge of the coup have pledged to overthrow any and all governments that would threaten the current religious order. We need to deal with this matter before it spreads throughout the country.

Option 1: We must have the perpetrators thrown in jail!

  • The city of Zurich undergoes two turns of Resistance

Option 2: We should concede to whatever demands the conservatives want.

  • The Capital Capital undergoes one turn of Resistance

Option 3: We should pay all those involved off.

  • Lose 278 Gold Gold.


President List
  1. Johann Jakob Hess
  2. Hans von Reinhard
  3. Hans Konrad von Escher vom Luchs
  4. Johann Konrad Finsler
  5. David von Wyss II
  6. Hans von Reinhard
  7. Niklaus Rudolf von Wattenwyl
  8. Niklaus Friedrich von Mülinen
  9. Josef Karl Xaver Leopold Leodegar Amrhyn
  10. Vinzenz Rüttimann
  11. David von Wyss II
  12. Hans von Reinhard II
  13. Niklaus von Mülinen II
  14. Niklaus von Wattenwyl II
  15. Vinzenz Rüttimann
  16. David von Wyss
  17. Hans von Reinhard III
  18. Niklaus Rudolf von Wattenwyl III
  19. Emanuel Friedrich von Fischer
  20. Jean-Joseph, Marquis Dessolles
  21. Karl Amrhyn II
  22. Eduard Pfyffer von Altishoven
  23. Johann Jakob Hess
  24. Konrad Melchior Hirzel
  25. Franz Karl von Tavel
Political Parties
  1. Swiss Party of Labour (Communists)
  2. Ticino League (Conservatives)
  3. Swiss People's Party (Fascists)

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now using your banks and climbing your mountains. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List

Dropbox Download
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 5
Last Updated: 10 October 2015

  • JFD: Design, Code, Writing.
  • Janboruta: Artwork.
  • Kunitada Matsuoka: Music.
  • Volkmar Andreae: Music.

Notes and References

  1. The Confederation of Switzerland
  2. JFD's Civilisations
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