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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