The Holy Roman Empire
Timeline: Principia Moderni II (Map Game)
Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806) CoA of the HRE
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of The Holy Roman Empire
Capital Carolin (Karolin)
Largest city Venice
Other cities Constantinople, Vienna, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Turin, Milan, Florence, Genoa, Athens, Prague,
Latin, German, Italian
  others French, Bohemian, Slovenian, Croatian, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Mongolian,
  others Judaism
Demonym Holy Roman
Government Elective Monarchy
  legislature Conclave of Kings
Kaiser Emperor Wilhelm I of Bavaria
  Royal house: Kribt
Currency Imperial Thaler
Organizations Holy League, Imperial Merchants Guild, Parts of the Empire are also members of the Italian League

The Holy Roman Empire is a semi-federal, semi-constitutional elected monarchy in Europe. It is the largest single state in Europe, and is considered by some to be the successor to the Alexandrian, Roman and Mongolian Empires.


A history of the Holy Roman Empire, 1450 - ?


  • Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III confirmed as the Emperor.


  • Frederick III announces his engagement to Helena Palaiologina, niece of Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos.
  • Construction of the Munich Cathedral begins.


  • Marriage of Frederick III Hapsburg and Helena Palaiologina in Vienna.
  • Fall of Constantinople.
  • Frederick III adopts ceremonial position as the Emperor of Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire.
  • Anglo - Holy Roman Treaty signed, creating an alliance with England.
  • Greater French - Holy Roman trade begins.
  • Bishop Gregor Rus of Bavaria becomes Grand Arch Bishop of all Bavarias.


  • Birth of Frederick Constantine Hapsburg.
  • Bavarian Unification begins.


  • Bavarian Unification is complete.
  • Holy Roman Civil War.
  • Cambray joins the Holy Roman Empire.


  • Birth of Maria Anna Hapsburg.
  • Publishing of the Holy Roman Unification Treaty.
  • Austria, Bavaria, Milan, and Brandenburg sign the Unification Treaty.
  • The Holy Roman Empire declares war on Hungary for supporting the Austrian Traitor army.


  • Florence signs the Unification Treaty.
  • Wurttemberg becomes a vassal of Bavaria.


  • Venice joins the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Defeat of the Hungarians at the Battle of Dalmatia.
  • Calais joins the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Calais signs the Unification Treaty.
  • Wurttemburg signs the Unification Treaty.
  • Duchy of Tyrolia is formed.
  • D'Asti becomes a vassal of Milan.


  • Albert V Hapsburg of Tyrolia promoted to Imperial Commander.
  • The Knights Hospitaller join the Empire after support is sent to Rhodes.
  • Birth and subsequent death of Anna Theodora Hapsburg.
  • Genoa enters in internal conflict and becomes a vassal of Milan.


  • Imperial Capital of Karolin in Wurttemberg begins construction.
  • Official Imperial Capital moved to Venice until Karolin is completed.
  • University of Stuttgart Expands.
  • King Andreas Kribt the Fierce dies of fever. His son Andreas II ascends the throne.


  • King Andreas II expands infrastructure.



  • Edmund of England marries Maria of Bavaria in Karolin.
  • Munchen Cathedral nears completion.
  • Baden joins Wurttemberg.


  • Imperial Civil War begins against Savoy and rebels.
  • Heresy becomes an issue and is beginning to be suppressed.
  • The Imperial High Court of the HRE is planned.


  • Peasant revolts continue in Pomerania.
  • Karolin expands Imperial Complex.
  • Tensions mount between the HRE and France over Aragon.
  • The King of Bavaria voices his concern over all this war.

Late 1460's

  • The beginnings of the Ottoman Crusades.
  • The Imperial Merchant's Guild is founded.
  • More nations officially join the HRE.
  • Karolin becomes the national capital.



  • Provence joins the Empire.


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Territorial Divisions

States are the sovereign entities that make up the Empire. They all have their own language, customs and capital. There are currently 68 states. DO NOT EDIT THIS! IT IS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES!


  • ​German States (48)
    • Altmark
    • Anhalt
    • Ansbach
    • Austria
    • Baden-Wurttemberg
    • Bar
    • Bavaria
    • Berg
    • Bohemia
    • Brandenburg
    • Brunswick
    • Breman
    • Brunswick
    • Burgundy
    • Calais
    • Cambray
    • Cleves
    • Cologne
    • Friesland
    • Grisons
    • Hesse
    • Lauenburg
    • Liege
    • Limburg
    • Lorraine
    • Luxembourg
    • Magdeburg
    • Mainz
    • Mecklenburg
    • Metz
    • Munster
    • Nassau
    • Paderborn
    • Palatinate
    • Pomerania
    • Salzburg
    • Saxony
    • Stassburg
    • Sundgau
    • Swiss Confederacy
    • Thuringia
    • Trier
    • Tyrolia
    • Ulm
    • Utrecht
    • Valais
    • Westphalia
    • Woffenbuttel
  • Italian States (15)
    • D'Asti
    • Ferrara
    • Florence
    • Genoa
    • Lacques
    • Mantua
    • Milan
    • Modena
    • Monaco
    • Montferrat
    • Piombino
    • Saluces
    • Savoy
    • Siena
    • Venice
    • Pessaro
  • Greek States (1)
    • Byzantium
  • Balkan States (1)
    • Croatia
  • Mongolian States (1)
    • Golden Khanate
  • French States (1)
    • Provence

Imperial Territories

Imperial Territories are lands that are administered by the Imperial government. They have no representation in government, but they might one day.

  • Imperial City of Karolin
  • Canary Islands Territory
  • Bailiwick of the Dodecaneses (administered by England)


Trade Guilds recognized by the Government:

  • Merchant Guild of the Most Serene Republic of Venice. (now a member of the IMG)
  • The Imperial Merchants Guild (Bavaria, Milan and Genoa)
  • Imperial Trade Fleet (subdivision of the Imperial Merchant's Guild)
  • Merchant Guild of the Republic of Genoa (now part of the Imperial Merchants Guild)
  • Merchant Guild of the Republic of Florence. (member IMG)
  • Hanseatic League.



The Imperial Army of the Holy Roman Empire is the largest army in Europe. The Imperial Army is commanded directly by the Emperor, but its main source of recruits is from the states. It is responsible for defending the nation from foreign enemies and from nationwide uprisings.


Landsknechte are highly trained ground battalions who lead the Imperial forces. They are the pride of the Imperial Army.


Kheshig are skilled horse archers hailing from the Golden Khanate. While they are considered unorthodox, even backwards, by many Imperial commanders, they are eager to prove their merit.


The Imperial Navy of the Holy Roman Empire is the naval branch of the armed forces. While it is severely lacking in ships (indeed, some states have larger navies than the government), it is among the most advanced.

Knightly Orders

  • Templar Knights - The Templar Knights are the reconstituted order of knights that fell during an inquisition in the 14th century. Their main task now is acting as spies and saboteurs for the Empire against its non-Christian foes.
  • Teutonic Knights - The Teutonic Knights were accepted into the fold of the Empire after the state of Prussia collapsed and the Knights had no home. They now serve primarily as the Emperor's bodyguard.
  • Hospitaller Knights - The Hospitaller Knights voluntarily joined the Empire after many years of service to a debt owed to Emperor Frederick III. They act as the secret police of the Empire, stamping out religious, ethnic or political violence where it exists.


The Imperial government realizes that the prime factor in warfare is technology, and so the empire tries to maintain its armed forces at the highest level of technology available. Some of these technologies include the arquebus and Greek Fire, a highly flammable compound composed of saltpetre, quicklime, naphtha, and pine resin.

National Relations

The Empire has very strong relations with other states in Europe, such as England, Castile, Aragon, and Hungary. It has extremely hostile relations with the Divine Muslim Caliphate, who the Empire considers its mortal enemy.

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