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Points of Divergence : Holy Roman Empire

Points of divergence concerning the Holy Roman Empire.

Surviving Carolingian Empire

Largest states in the Holy Roman Empire

Thoughts on the HRE as a potentially "united" state

No leading power in the HRE ?

WI Magyars defeat the Germans at the Battle of Lechfeld ?

HRE centered on Italy instead

The Roman Empire of Italian Nation

Conquest of Denmark by the Holy Roman Empire (in the Middle Ages)

WI: HRE sides with Constantinople on the East-West Schism

Ottonians making their dynasty hereditary

Holy Roman Empire not decentralising

WI Frederick Barbarrosa hadn't drowned

Plausibility check: Could the HRE have absorbed Hungary and Poland ?

Wi: Poland as one of the Constituent Kingdoms of the Holy Roman Empire (with a POD after 1000 AD)

No leading power in the HRE

A surviving house Hohenstaufen

Challenge: Holy Roman Empire goes centralized

Plausibility check: If German lands of the HRE centralize earlier, will there be less war ?

Challenge: French king elected as HRE emperor

Plausibility check: King of France or a Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic holding territory in the Holy Roman Empire by means of a personal union ?

Challenge: End the HRE before 1500

The HRE and German Nationalism

WI: Charles V. took a second wife ?

Plausibility check: Largest plausible post-medieval Holy Roman Empire ?

Friedrich der Weise (Frederick III Elector of Saxony) as HREmperor (German)

No early death of Henry VI. He wanted to conquer Constantinople - and unite the churches! (German)

The peasants win in the Bauernkriege (German peasant wars) (German)

Frederick the Great dies at the battle of Mollwitz (German)

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pods/holy_roman_empire.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/29 15:13 (external edit)