The Swiss Confederation is a constitutional monarchy located in central Europe. The Swiss Confederation includes Campione, purchased in 1933. The country is dominated by a leftist government, though rightists do being to slowly exert influence. The country begins a policy of self defense which some leftists fell will only lead to "Fortress Switzerland" and a purely military state, though many do contend it is necessary to protect the nation and to prevent war. A rightist government is elected in 1937 and soon elects Henri Guisan as general. Due to the outbreak of war in Europe in 1941 Guisan is named head of state (a dictator in the Roman sense) to lead the nation through the war years. The Social Demcorats return to power in 1945 and Guisan resigns as leader.