WI: I'll say it I'll say it, what would happen if Charlemagne died of an illness?

It all depends on when Charles Died.

If he died early... HRE could be delayed by decades or centuries

If he died say before Pepin's Revoult -> this could lead to a power struggle between Charles's other children and wives leading to a fracturing of his empire. HRE is delayed by decades. Viking Invasions early?

If he died say a month after coronation -> Louis the Pious becomes Emperor -> HRE exists.
 
If he died early... HRE could be delayed by decades or centuries

If he died say before Pepin's Revoult -> this could lead to a power struggle between Charles's other children and wives leading to a fracturing of his empire. HRE is delayed by decades. Viking Invasions early?
I Think he want to explore the first two, maybe only the first one
 
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