holy roman empire

  1. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: The ERE never becomes iconoclast.

    I'm honestly surprised to see that this PoD seems to be so rarely discussed; the majority of threads are about iconoclasm completely succeeding, sometimes even in Western Europe. But anyway: Suppose Leo III Syrus is successfully overthrown during his reign, either by Agallianos Kontoskeles in...
  2. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: Restore the Holy Roman Empire After 1814

    How could the Holy Roman Empire have been feasibly restored during the Congress of Vienna? Who would have been Emperor and what would the ramifications of such an event have been.
  3. Kaiserreich333

    Archduke Leopold Johann of Austria lives to old age

    Archduke Leopold Johann of Austria was the only male child of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, born on 13 April 1716 he died on 4 November, dooming Austria to a disastrous War of Succession, however if the Archduke succeeded survive until old age, get married and have descendants what would be...
  4. TheWitheredStriker

    AHC: France and the HRE swap places (France is a decentralized mess, the HRE is fully centralized)

    Everyone knows the Ancién Regime's French Kingdom as an, eventually, highly centralized kingdom, which shed nearly all of its fiefs and whose kings became the poster boys of absolutism and the divine right to rule. The neighbouring Holy Roman Empire, in the meantime, became a messy hodgepodge of...
  5. SunZi

    Um Novo Reino

    Um Novo Reino In 1474, the Castilian and Aragonese crowns united through the marriage of Queen Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand V of Aragon of 1469, giving birth to the Spanish monarchy. Nevertheless, Castile also got closer under the previous reigns with the kingdom of Portugal by different...
  6. WI: Ferdinand unites Hungary early then defeats Suleiman in battle

    Visualise the following scenario: Following the disastrous Battle of Mohács and Louis II's death, Ferdinand von Habsburg and John Szapolyai both claim the Hungarian throne for themselves. However unlike IOTL, the Battle of Tarcal(1527) proves to be more decisive, as it results in not only...
  7. Charles V's relationship with the Papacy is even worse?

    Charles V and Pope Clement VII had a very rocky relationship IOTL: although they were allies on paper, the latter tried to double cross the emperor multiple times, from letting a French army commanded by the Duke of Albany headed for Naples march through Papal territory unmolested, trying and...
  8. TheDoofusUser

    WI - Imperial France and Royal Germany

    So I've seen this asked a dozen or so times on this thread, but what if we had France be the HRE and Germany be the Royal state IOTL. Let's say, in the 843 Treaty of Verdun, Middle Francia is given Flanders and Switzerland but West Francia is given Burgundy and Provence. In the Partition of...
  9. TheDoofusUser

    The Leopard's Empire - WI Frederick V of Swabia was Born strong
    Threadmarks: The Birth of Frederick the Strong

    In the year of our lord 1164, the world was very different than what we see nowadays. First, the Albertas [1] had not yet been discovered and would not be found for another 336 years. Then, there's the fact that Iberia was divided into several Christian Kingdoms of Aragon, Castille, Leon...
  10. TheDoofusUser

    WI : Henry The Fowler forms the Holy Roman Empire

    We all know the story of Otto I "The Great" Von Ottonian and how he brought the German nobility to kneel, defeated the Magyars for the final time at Lechfeld, and then became Holy Roman Emperor. However, less well known is his father, Henry I "The Fowler", the Duke of Saxony and King of East...
  11. RedKing

    WI: Gaston of Foix survives the Battle of Ravenna?

    In OTL, Gaston of Foix "The Thunderbolt of Italy" fell during the Battle of Ravenna in 1512. This meant that the French were unable to capitalise on their victory at the Battle, and advance their cause in the war. But what if Gaston of Foix had lived? Obviously France is in a better position...
  12. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The Sapphire Throne: A Swedish Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Introduction "Let there be no man who deems Sweden to be a weak nation." - King Charles X Gustav of Sweden "He is an independent monarch and a powerful one at that. His rule see's Sweden ascendant for eternity." - Pope Innocent XII on Charles XI of Sweden "There is no confusion. The Carolean...
  13. WI: Habsburg Victory in 80 Years’ War

    What if Austria/Habsburgs won the 30/80 Years’ War? Would this lead to an earlier centralized Germany? What would be the long terms of effects of this?
  14. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: no Florentine Republic?

    The Republic of Florence was a very important state in late medieval and Renaissance politics. Florence is commonly considered the birthplace and centre of the Renaissance, and was the hometown of such eminent figures as Dante, Giovanni Boccaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Niccolo Macchiavelli. The...
  15. AHC: Make the Holy Roman Empire holy roman and a true empire.

    With a pod of your choice but before 1440 make the HRE constituational and culturally closer to the ancient Roman Empire with it truely deserving the name. Bonus points of they own more of the old empire.
  16. Effects of the Habsburgs losing the Italian Wars?

    The OTL end result of the seemingly endless slogging match that was the Italian Wars was an overwhelming Habsburg victory, with them gaining and keeping control of Milan and Naples. What would be the effects on both branches of the dynasty (Spanish and Austrian) if they instead lost both of...
  17. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: Italian electors in the HRE?

    Hey all, So, as we all know, the Holy Roman Emperor was elected by the various prince-electors, all of whom held their main titles in Germany and Bohemia. However, the HRE ruled much of Italy for a long time, and the Emperor was legitimised by the Catholic Church and was always crowned by the...
  18. GameBawesome

    Discussion: Who had the WORST claims to being the successor of the Roman Empire?

    There is a great debate and discussion on who the successor to the Roman Empire is. From the Holy Roman Empire, to the Ottomans, to the Russians, it stems the points of culture, language, lineage, legality, religion and location, on who truly is the successor to the Roman Empire... This isn't...
  19. Napoleon invades ottoman empire along with Austria, Russia, Spain, Persia in 1798

    what if Napoleon jointly invades ottoman empire ? by negotiates a ceasefire with Austria, Russia, Spain forms alliance with them and Qajar Persia against ottoman empire and supports nativist and religious rebellions all over the ottoman empire invaded ottoman Egypt and Syria along with Austria...
  20. Charles V centralizes HRE reuniting Germany

    What if Charles V centralizes HRE by using and intensifying French and ottoman threats debt trapping constituents and raising larger armies with New world gold and silver also avoiding hyperinflation in Spain francis imprisoned until ceded domains are occupied executing Luther, Calvin and...