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The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
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Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806) No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
(and largest city)
  others Czech, French, Italian, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian
Emperor Otto V
Reichschancellor name of chief of government
Area area km²
Population 90 million (domestic)

150 million (union wide) 

Established 962
Currency Conventionsthaler

The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation is a country in Central Europe. situated on the vast coastal European plain in the north, and the reaching the south of the Italian Peninsula The origins of empire come from the Franco-German King Charlemagne crowned as the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800. For the next millennium the H.R.E remained as a confederation of feudal nations based on personal relationships rather than a single identity. The Protestant Reformation further divided the country despite the H.R.E's growing power across Europe. Led by Austria the H.R.E fused into a nationhood in the 19th century. The Pan-European War of the 1950's saw a successful invasion of Russia's western frontiers in the name of Catholicism. Today the Holy Roman Empire is a constitutional monarchy and has global status as the patron of the Catholic Church. The Holy Roman Empire is the world's most visited tourist destination.


Seven Years War

See main article: Seven Years War

French Revolution

Second Imperial Reform

Netherlands War

See main article: Netherlands War

Republic Wars

See main article: Republic Wars

Government and Politics

Heads of State

The empire as a whole is ruled by the Fürstenbund, which is as follows:

  • Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy Empire of Austria - Emperor Otto II
  • Flag of Prussia (1892-1918) Kingdom of Prussia - King Frederick V
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont - King Charles Emmanuel V
  • Flag of Bavaria (striped) Grand Duchy of Bavaria - Grand Duke Maximilian V
  • Flagge-bern WS Grand Duchy of Bern - Grand Duke Frederick IV
  • Hesse Grand Duchy of Hesse - Grand Duke William II
  • State flag simple of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany Grand Duchy of Tuscany - Grand Duke Leopold IV
  • Flagge Preußen - Provinz Hannover Duchy of Hanover - Duke Ernest Augustus II
  • Flag of Saxony Duchy of Saxony - Duke George III
  • Flag of Most Serene Republic of Venice Duchy of Venice - Duke Francis IV
  • Württemberg Flag Duchy of Württemberg - Duke Frederick V
  • Flagge-zuerich WS Duchy of Zurich - Duke Charles Rudolf III
  • Flag of Baden Margraviate of Baden - Margrave Frederick III

Also, the Emperor of Austria is the hereditary Holy Roman Emperor, which, by now, is little more than the president of the Fürstenbund. The title carries prestige, and the additional titles of King of Germany, King of Italy and Protector of Switzerland.

Decisions require a qualified-majority vote (8/13).


The Holy Roman Empire is composed of 76 member states:

  • Eight Thuringian States

Several member states are in personal union with other members of the European Union:

  • Austria - Hungary, Illyria and Galicia
  • Prussia - Courland
  • Saxony - Poland-Lithuania
  • Piedmont - Sardinia
  • Nassau - Netherlands
  • Holstein and Oldenburg - Scandinavian Union

Political Parties

Major Parties

  • Demokratische Partei (Democratic Party) - centre-right
  • Freie Demokratische Partei (Liberal-Democratic Party) - centre
  • Sozialdemokratische Partei (Social-Democratic Party) - centre-left

Influential Minor Parties

  • Christlich-Demokratische Partei (Christian Democratic Party) - Protestant centre-right
  • Christlich-Soziale Bewegung (Christian Social Movement) - Catholic centre
  • Vereinigter Gesellschaftsbund (United Corporate League) - centre-right
  • Vereinigte Reichspartei (United Empire Party) - right-wing
  • Die Volkspartei (The People's Party) - left-wing

Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806)   Members of the Holy Roman Empire   Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806)
Member States

Ancona | Anhalt | Appenzell | Arenberg | Aschaffenburg | Austria | Baden | Basel | Bavaria | Bentheim | Bern | Biel | Bremen | Erbach | Ferrara | Frankfurt | Fribourg | Fürstenberg | Geneva | Genoa | Glarus | Hamburg | Hanover | Hesse | Hohenlohe | Hohenzollern | Holstein | Jura | Leiningen | Liechtenstein | Limburg | Lippe-Detmold | Lubeck | Lucca | Mecklenburg-Schwerin | Mecklenburg-Strelitz | Modena | Monaco | Nassau | Oldenburg | Olregen | Parma | Prussia | Rotherfelds | Salm | San Marino | Sardinia-Piedmont | Saxony | Schaffhausen | Schaumburg-Lippe | Solothurn | St. Gallen | Thurgau | Thuringia | Ticino | Tuscany | Umbria | Unterwalden | Uri | Valais | Venice | Waldburg | Waldeck-Pyrmont | Westphalia | Wied | Wittgen | Württemberg | Zug | Zurich

Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806)   Members of the Holy Roman Empire's Colonial Union   Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806)

Courland | Holy Roman Empire | Hungary | Illyria | Poland-Lithuania


Benin | Cameroon | East Somaliland | New Swabia (German Antarctic Territory) | Namibia

  Members of the European Union  
Member Nations

Courland | Galicia | Holy Roman Empire | Hungary | Illyria | Poland-Lithuania

Associate Members

Greece | Naples | Netherlands | Scandinavian Union