Btw. would it be possible for the non-merchant Reichsstadt Goverment to recieve a small boost? As far as my historic knowlege gets me i think (please correct me if im wrong) the Reichststadte didn't have to pay taxes to the emperor which why they were so "popular".
How about adding a +5-10% national tax mod and +5-10% manpower mod to those Govermentforms? or some kind of compete chance? cause some of the reichstadte where quite successfull in getting much money from trading. During the time of around 1330 the current emperor Ludwig IV gave addtional rights to the Reichstadt Frankfurt because they helped him in his conflict with the pope due to the Bannstrahl and the Interdikt he recived.
Frankfurt was granted additional town-territory and prevented other Lords from building new castles at the river or from creating new tolls, all in favour for Frankfurt and it's help for the emperor.
so could all non-merchant reichstadte (yes i'm looking at you lübeck) get a smal bosst, pretty please?