Originally Posted by Germaniac
OTL Napoleon dissolved the HRE and consolidated it into the confederation of the Rhine. What happens if Napoleon decides to take the HRE crown AS well as the Emperor of France.
Well, he was already Protector of the Rhine Confederation IOTL, in addition to being Emperor of the French and King of Italy. But of course, thats not strictly a monarchical title. In any case, I dont think Napoleon crowning himself HRE would have fit to his ideology - for one, it was a title of the old order, and in many ways Napoleon wanted to shape a new monarchy and a new nobility. And more importantly, by then the title was very much fixed to Germany, and Napoleon very much wanted France to be the centre of his Empire.