Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.
Made capital 1848
German:1. from Middle High German stecke ‘stick, rod, cudgel’, hence a nickname for a tall thin man, or a topographic name from a posted area. 2. variant of Stech 2.