Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy (1433 –1477), wanted the Burgundian state to become a kingdom.
How do you think he could have achieved this? He needed full autonomy from both the Holy Roman Emperor and the king of France.
Do you think with this full autonomy, Burgundy could have become even richer and and powerful, and perhaps a world power?
 
Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy (1433 –1477), wanted the Burgundian state to become a kingdom.
How do you think he could have achieved this? He needed full autonomy from both the Holy Roman Emperor and the king of France.
Do you think with this full autonomy, Burgundy could have become even richer and and powerful, and perhaps a world power?

Well, for a first, he'd actually need a better relationship with the Holy Roman Emperor, at least at first, since he'd need the Emperor to grant him the crown first. Autonomy from the Emperor would probably have to wait until the kingdom was consolidated.
 
Charles the Bold, duke of Burgundy (1433 –1477), wanted the Burgundian state to become a kingdom.
How do you think he could have achieved this? He needed full autonomy from both the Holy Roman Emperor and the king of France.
Do you think with this full autonomy, Burgundy could have become even richer and and powerful, and perhaps a world power?
Charles didn't need full autonomy from the Holy Roman Empire, he desired it. He would need full autonomy of the kingdom of France though. For France his French fiefs need to be released from French suzerainty and thus becoming independent, in order to be eligible to receive a Royal Crown there.
The situation in the Imperial Fiefs is a bit different. There an Imperial Fief could be elevated to a kingdom within the Empire, like the kingdom of Bohemia (a kingdom and an Imperial Fief, basically an autonomous region in more modern terms), even other Imperial fiefs could be attached to it. You need to be in good graces with the Emperor and Prince-Electors to achieve this.
However foolishly, especially Charles the Bold, desired to become an independent king, no Emperor would release so much Imperial Fiefs, and neither the Emperor nor the Pope would probably want to elevate a former French fief, given the still great French influence and relative strength. No, a kingdom, which would still be an Imperial fief, is the best they could hope to achieve.
 
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