The Kingdom of Germany is in dark blue.
You'll notice that it made up the bulk of the holy roman empire. Now, the idea of Germany surviving as a medieval polity and legislature fascinates me. So say Otto I never remarried. and thus never has a claim on Italy to forge the HRE. What does the rest of the medieval era look like? Does France use its weight to conquer to the rhine and push Germany east? (I mean they at leas got Alsace-Lorraine and Burgundy otl and that was when the HRE was actually an empire) Where does the capital settle? Does this help or hamper the crusades and christianization of eastern europe?