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Holy Roman Empire
| Sacrum Romanum Imperium (lat) |
Heilige Roomse Rijk (nl)
Heiliges Römisches Reich (ger)
Gott erhalte, Gott beschütze
|Central & Western Europe & North America |
|Capital city||Vivernus (defacto)|
|Official language(s)||Dutch, German & Latin|
|- Holy Roman Emperor||Quentin I|
|- Imperial Chancellor||Bradley of Dullahan|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|Time zone||(UTC +1)|
The Holy Roman Empire (Latin: Sacrum Romanum Imperium) is a multi-ethnic micronation founded in 2014 by Quentin of Wyvern who declared himself Emperor Quentin, that claims to be the continuation of the original Holy Roman Empire. The Empire is a confederation of nations that combine their resources and strengths while still retaining sovereignity.
The original Holy Roman Empire
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire the west was divided amongst various kingdoms. Through the great deeds of the Frankish King Charles the Great the west was re-united under one crown and one faith. The Pope, through the concept of translatio imperii, crowned Charles the Great as Emperor of the Romans, becoming the first Western Roman Emperor since 476 and establishing the Frankish Carolingian Empire.
Emperor Otto, was the first Emperor who truly established the Holy Roman Empire. This Empire lasted through the ages until the weakness caused by the Golden Bull and Napoleon Bonaparte's wars in 1806 when Emperor Francis II abdicated the throne and established the Austrian Empire.
The Empire grew to encompass north and central Italy, Germany, Bohemia, Burgundy and the Low Countries. Over time the fights with the Pope, the reformation and corruption in the Catholic Church as well as the growing independence of the states caused a decline in territory and Imperial power.
In 2014 a Dutch micronationalist Quentin of Wyvern declared the Holy Roman Empire refounded, citing that dissolution of the Empire unlawful and that he's a decedent and ethnic Frankish King. He claimed by blood the right to re-establish the Empire and its institutions.
The government of the Confederal Empire is made up of citizens of the Empire and are appointed by the Holy Roman Emperor. The Imperial Diet can fire them by a motion of no-confidence and can nominate candidates for the Emperor to review.
The Imperial Government is made up of an Imperial Chancellor, Vice Imperial Chancellor,Imperial Steward, Imperial Martial, Imperial Chaplain and the Archchancellors of Germany, Italy and Burgundy.
The Imperial Chancellor (Du: Reichskanselier) is the head of the Imperial Government. He is in charge of the day to day activities of the Empire and represents the government when called for questioning in the Imperial Diet.
The Imperial Chancellor must be a Prince-Elector of the Empire and cannot be the Emperor himself. In the absence of the Imperial Chancellor the Vice Imperial Chancellor takes over his duties.
The Empire claims that Germany, Italy, and Burgundy are its constituent kingdoms under the control of the Emperor, managed by local governments set up autonomous of the Imperial Government. These local governments are managed and headed by the Archchancellor of that Kingdom. They are appointed by the Emperor and represent the Kingdom they govern in name of the Emperor in the Imperial Government.
The claim is not recognized by German, Italian, and French authorities, and there's no evidence that it has any public support among locals, nor that the "local governments" in question even exist.
The Imperial Diet of the Holy Roman Empire is the legislative gathering of its member states, presided over by the Emperor.
The member states of the Holy Roman Empire can request a Diet to be held if they deem that a decision must be made which can only be made by the Diet or if there is information that comes to light of which the Diet must be informed.
As of 2017, of the 66 Holy Roman subjects, 40.9% were Wyvernians, 34.8% were Natalian, 21.2% were Montanian, and 3.0% were Clevelandic.
The Empire can sign and make treaties with other nations if all members of the Imperial Diet agree to this. A benefit of this is that all members directly have mutual diplomatic relations and recognition with these states through that treaty. Member states are however forbidden from recognising other Empires.
Currently, the Holy Roman Empire has treaties with:
As per treaty with the Empire of Austenasia both Empires follow the political ideology of Imperium. Thus the Holy Roman Empire only recognises the Austenasian Emperor and the Reylan Emperor as Emperors with the rank of Augustus and thus equals of the Holy Roman Emperor.
The Holy Roman Empire claims that all historical territories and all member-states of the original HRE are Imperial Estates of the Empire and are bound by Imperial Law and Imperial Authority. Member states enjoy the right to vote in the Imperial Diet and the protection of the Empire.
The Holy Roman Empire claims four Kingdoms as a permanent and integral part of the Empire. These Kingdoms are for the most part ruled by the Imperial Government in name of the Emperor (who is the King of three of the four Kingdoms), with the exception of Bohemia, which has its own autonomous government and the crown isn't automatically in union with the Imperial Crown like the others are.
The Imperial Kingdoms are:
- Kingdom of Germany
- Kingdom of Italy
- Kingdom of Burgundy
- Kingdom of Bohemia
The Empire doesn't exercise sovereignty over the territory of countries in regions in question, and there's no evidence that the micronation has any physical presence there.
The following nations are member states of the Holy Roman Empire and thus are Imperial Estates of the Empire: