holy roman empire

  1. WI: Holy Roman Empire includes West Francia but not East Francia (Germany)

    I'm not exactly sure how this would happen, but I suppose the easiest would be for an Otto the Great analogue to be born in France around the 950s. What I'm interested in are the effects of such an arrangement on the development of Germany as a nation, does it become a strong centralized kingdom...
  2. GameBawesome

    AHC: Make the Holy Roman Empire stable.

    The Holy Roman Empire is famously known as a joke. It was not Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire. It was a feudal mess, that lacked the National identity, centralization, and singular leadership to actually function as nation-state. Because of this, it is seen as a joke. The challenge, with a POD...
  3. Possible results if West Francia secured the imperial title.

    Context During 875-885 the Frankish kingdoms experienced a period of instability and quick successions which eventually led to the final unification of the empire under Charles the Fat due to sheer dumb luck when he was the only one who didn't die from one disease or another. In Italy Louis II...
  4. How much could Philip the Handsome have centralized the HRe

    Assuming the Hapsburgs don't get Spain, and so his death is butterflied away. I know Maximilian was trying to reorganize the Empire's government, but died before it was completed, and Charles never had the time to invest in Imperial reforms. By the time the Hapsburgs were able to pay attention...
  5. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Henry The Lion Loses His Lands?

    Henry The Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, was one of the most powerful German princes in the history of the HRE. His descendants would go on to hold the german crown as the holy roman empire declined due to the rise of powerful states like the Welf's german holdings, Austria and Bohemia, all...
  6. The Professor

    Split East & West Francias, with Middle Francian Roman Empire

    So OTL both West and East Francian kingdoms initially fractured before reforming, whilst Middle Francia split leaving nearly a century before Italy/Lombardy and its occasional imperial title were added to Otto's East Francia. So, how do we keep East and West Francias divided while imperial...
  7. AHC and WI: Danish as Holy Roman emperor and Kalmar Union implication

    The challenge if you choose to accept is to with a POD in 1300 CE, create a scenario wherein the Holy Roman Emperor is the king of Denmark. Stipulations, are that the King do Denmark must have his highest non Imperial title, being the Danish crown. Once this timeline is created, what would be...
  8. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: A more Latin based HRE rather than a Germanic HRE

    What would a French and Italian based Holy Roman Empire look like assuming that the Kings of France or West Francia managed to attain the Imperial Title rather than the Kingdom of East Francia or Germany it otl? What would this French based HRE look like? Would it be more of a contender to be...
  9. GauchoBadger

    AHC: HRE dissolved earlier

    The Holy Roman Empire, as a territorial institution, became moribund following setbacks in imperial power such as, in order, the Interregnum of the 13th century (which arguably prompted the Golden Bull of 1356 which enshrined the elector system), the Protestant Reformation, and the Thirty Years'...
  10. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: A Plantagenet HRE?

    Hello everyone. So, Richard of Cornwall, son of King John of England and brother of Henry III, was elected King of Germany in 1257, and formally held that title until his death in 1272. However, he was never crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope, and his kingship over Germany was contested by...
  11. GameBawesome

    Did Napoleon wanted the title of Holy Roman Emperor?

    Napoleon defeated the Coalition in 1806, at Austerlitz, and Francis II dissolved the Holy Roman Empire. I've heard, that Francis II dissolved the empire, because he didn't want Napoleon from becoming Holy Roman Emperor himself, so he dissolved it. But did Napoleon really want the title? He saw...
  12. KingOnTheEdge

    AHC/WI: Germany United By Age Of Exploration?

    The Holy Roman Empire had a long and turbulent history by the age of exploration, being almost 700 years old by the time of the age of exploration. But it was decentralized, weak, and more of an alliance than an empire. Your challenge is to make the Kingdom of Germany-not the holy Roman empire...
  13. KingOnTheEdge

    AHC/WI: Holy Roman Empire Broke Apart After Otto I's Death

    OTL, Otto I rebuilt the Holy Roman Empire, expanding his realm as King of Germany, repelling Hungarian pagans and effectively ending pagan raids on the W.Europeans, and even conquering Italy, creating the hot mess we now call the Holy Roman Empire. In fairness to Otto, it was largely as...
  14. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Charlemagne Conquers Eastern Spain Instead of Germany?

    OTL, Charlemagne conquered much of Germany, but his attempts to oust the Umayyad from spain failed. Now, i don't know much military history at all, much less during this period, but what if his fortunes were reversed? What if Charlemagne was able to establish a strong base in Iberia, but was...
  15. Holy Roman Empire seen as a real Roman Empire?

    Holy Roman Empire is usually seen as an imposter to the Roman Empire (Byzantines being the true heir). What would it take for the HRE to be seen as a worthy successor state to the Roman Empire?
  16. AHC: A Mirror Reflection of Prussia in Venice

    The Challenge if you choose to accept it, is to with a POD in 1360 CE, is to have a scenario wherein the Venetian Republic is seen as a near synonym to Prussia in terms of: Restrictions: Cannot create an Italy analogue, only if the analogue is a collection of vassals and subordinates. Venice...
  17. GauchoBadger

    WI: Italy breaks off from the HRE in the early 11th century?

    The medieval Holy Roman Empire was noteworthy for its disputes and feudal strife. Of particular notice was the position of Italy in the empire, which was always tenuous to say the least. In the early decades of the 11th century, the HRE was ridden with succession crises after the childless death...
  18. Felipe Aubert

    What If: Holy Roman Empire dissolved by the victorious powers of the Thirty Years’ War?

    What if the victorious powers of the Thirty Year’ War, after seeing the utter carnage this decades long war had created, decided to dissolve the HRE?
  19. WI: Protestant Hapsburgs

    I don't know if this is too much of a stretch that it becomes ASB but Ok. What if the Hapbsurg Dynasty (or at least its Imperial/Austrian Branch) becomes protestant? Lets say that unlike OTL, where theyremained staunchly catholic, either due to a new big figth with the Pope or some other...
  20. KingOnTheEdge

    AHC/WI: Reverse Roll of West Francia and East Francia

    Your goal is to make Germany remain a united polity while West Francia/France/Gaul conquers Italy and becomes a hot mess of disorganized duchies and princedoms and whathaveyous Perhaps Louis The Pious only has two sons, so the German King gets the Netherlands and some of the west but the west...
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