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The Bavarian-Munchen Principality
The Bavarian-Munchen Principality is a member state of the Holy Roman Empire along with following states of Brandenburg and Austria. It was founded from civil disarray in 1450 A.D when King Andreas Kribt the First united all the Houses under one rule in hopes of forming a long lasting united Bavaria. Bavaria was also one of the instrumental aids in Uniting the Holy Roman Empire along with its vassal, Wurttemberg. Bavaria supported Austria in the War of Imperial Succession and helped turn the tide in the favor of the Empire.
Grand Duchy of Bavaria-Wurttemberg
In 1453 the Grand Duchies of Bavaria were born by unification of the nations of Bavaria-Munchen and Bavaria-Staubing. 1454 saw the unification of all Bavarias. 1455 saw the Bavarian-Wurttemberg compact, the alliance and protectorate agreement that added Wurttemberg to the land.
Reorganization into the United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia
After annexing both Baden-Wurttemberg, the two Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia decided an effort to keep Bavarian lands out of heretic hands, Bavaria and Thuringia united as two nations that share the same government.
Great Patriotic War for Independence
After many years of ineffectual leadership within the HRE and the growing threat of the Caliphate to the south, the UKBT declared independence from the HRE and fought for five long years until the Imperial Forces were forced to surrender after a failed push into Munchen.
The Age of Enlightenment and Bavaria
The 1700's saw the birth and growth of the age of industry and enlightenment in Bavaria. The music world was revolutionized by the inventions of the klaviertone (piano) and the works of Johanne Ambrosius (ATL Johann Sebastian Bach). Innovations abounded with the inventions of the Periodic Table, the growth of Industry, including a perfected air furnace. The Age of Enlightenment saw the freedom of the serfs and slaves alike as well as the growth of the middle class and the increase of knowledge, thanks in large part toward the progressive policies of the Reichstag in opening education up to all and including advanced schooling. This age also gave birth to the Pax Bavaria, an almost 20 year period of peace and growth not seen since the abandonment of the old HRE.
Bavaria and the Germanic Union
The Empire of Bavaria was instrumental in the founding of the Germanic Unions along with Saxony and the Rhineland, as well as Brandenburgish Germany. The Union acts as the unilateral Federal force for Central and Eastern Europe, merging the three Germanies into a confederation of equal and semi-autonomous states that are allowed to control virtually every aspect of the nation, except also answering to the Union as a whole. (A version of the European Union, in essence). The Bavarian Bankgruppe founded the founding of a new European currency called the Reichsthlaler to replace the Adler and Mark respectively. The Union also declared unwavering support for any Germanic nation in distress. In 1743 Bavaria answered this call on the behalf of the Union to protect German cantons of Switzerland from foreign French influence.
The Fall of the German Union and the War of German Unification
The Empire attempted to keep the Union from failing but In the 1750's the Great Stellockian Wars happened when the German Union nation of the Rhine invaded its fellow Union members, The General Strellock seized power in the Rhineland and declared himself the Emperor of Germany. The war that insued marked the decline of the Union, while the war was won, the Union was left in ruins. Then in 1772 the Union officially collapsed and a year later war was declared between Bavaria and her long time ally-turned nemesis, Brandenburg. The war raged for almost a decade and destroyed the economies of the two nations. (TBC)
Culture and Religion
The Bavarian region is heavily Germanic with influences from Italy as well.
The State Religion of Bavaria is The Germanic Church= 67.5%
Roman Catholicism= 16%
Jews and Muslims= 2.3%
The Patron Saint of Bavaria is Henry II, King of the Bavarian Municipalities pre 1450.
Sovereigns of Bavaria:
King/Queen denotes blood Royalty. Chancellor is an appointed position when there is no heir apparent to the throne, a Chancellor may become King only after a two-thirds vote of the Reichstag.
King Andreas Kribt the Fierce ruled: 1450-1460 (Died in office)
King Andreas II the Merciful ruled: 1460-1485 (Died of Plague)
King Wilhelm I: 1484- 1520
Interregnum Kings 1520-1540's
King Max I 1546-1560 (Died assassination)
King Max II 1561-1573- (Died in Great Patriotic War)
King Arhaus Shmidt I 1574-1600
Queen Elisabeth I 1600-1655
Queen Maria I 1655-1683
Emperor Johan Shmidt 1683-1715 (retired)
Alexander II 1715-1754 (death tuberculosis)
Svenn Aldersson 1758-1769 (death, Battle of Prague)
King Leopold I 1769-current
The Kaiser's official title
His Majesty,King Leopold I, Protector of the Realm, Duke of Bavaria-Munchen, King of All Bavarias and Thuringia, Sovereign of Baden-Wurttemberg, Unifier of all Bavaria King of Slovakia and Emperor of the Bohemian Lands, and Grand Holy Protector of the Kingdom of Greater Bavaria. Emperor of Indonesia and Governor General of Neu Munchen and The Defender of The Holy Faith.
Chancellor's Title (used during interregnum periods between sovereigns)
First Population Census of 1722
After careful analysis of taxes and a general census, these are the estimated populations of the Empire of Bavaria Greater Bavaria (Bavaria, Baden-Wurtemberg, Thuringia) - 8,090,007
Bavarian Cyrenaica- 20,459
Capital City of Munchen
When Bavaria was reunited in 1506, Munchen became its capital. The arts and politics became increasingly influenced by the court During the 16th century Munchen was a centre of the German Reformation and a key leader in the formation of the Germanic Church and also of renaissance arts. King commissioned the construction of numerous landmarks and beautiful monuments, and also built the Hofbräuhaus for brewing brown beer in 1589. The Kappelist League was founded in Munchen in the late 1500's. In 1573 during the War of Independence Munchen became electoral residence of the non HRE government, and was temporarily occupied by HRE forces led by the state of Brandenburg. It was also in this year that King Max II died while attempting to keep HRE forces out of the city. When the plague broke out in 1634 and 1635 about one third of the population died. Under the regency of the Bavarian Kings and later, the Bavarian Emperors. Munchen was an important centre of baroque life. The city grew massively in size under Bavaria's first female monarch, Queen Elisabeth I. Munchen today remains a centre of learning with several massive universities as well as a premier centre of the arts in Germany and Europe as a whole.
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Neutral, slightly negative relations
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