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Holy Roman Empire
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Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
(and largest city)
Other cities Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt
Latin, German, Italian
  others Czech, Dutch, Frisian, French, Slovene, Sorbian, Polish
Roman Catholicism
  others Lutheranism (officially recognized since the Peace of Augsburg 1555)
Calvinism (officially recognized since the Peace of Westphalia 1648)
Demonym Holy Roman
Government Theocratic, Elective monarchy
  Legislature Grand Council
Emperor Karl von Habsburg
  Royal house: Habsburg-Lorraine
Currency Austrian schilling
Deutsche mark
Luxembourg franc

The Holy Roman Empire (Latin: Imperium Romanum Sacrum, German: Heiliges Römisches Reich, Italian: Sacro Romano Impero, Czech: Svatá říše římská, Slovene: Sveto rimsko cesarstvo, Dutch: Heilige Roomse Rijk, French: Saint-Empire romain germanique) is a political union of territories in central Europe functioning as a military alliance.



State Capital
Kingdoms (Königreiche)
CV Flag of Austria 1920-1941.png Austria (Österreich) Vienna
Flag of Bavaria (striped).svg Bavaria (Bayern) Munich
Flag of Saxony.svg Saxony (Sachsen) Dresden
Flagge Königreich Württemberg.svg Württemberg Stuttgart
TeutonicOrderFlag.gif Teutonic Order (Ordensstaat) Königsberg
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Germany (Deutschland) Berlin
Grand duchies (Großherzogtümer)
Flagge Großherzogtum Baden (1891-1918).svg Baden Karlsruhe
Flag of Hesse.svg Hesse (Hessen) Darmstadt
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Schwerin Schwerin
Flagge Großherzogtümer Mecklenburg.svg Mecklenburg-Strelitz Neustrelitz
Civil flag of Oldenburg.svg Oldenburg Oldenburg
SaxeEisenach.png Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) Weimar
Duchies (Herzogtümer)
Flag of Anhalt (The Kalmar Union).svg.png Anhalt Dessau
Flagge Herzogtum Braunschweig.svg Brunswick (Braunschweig) Braunschweig
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1826-1911).svg Saxe-Altenburg (Sachsen-Altenburg) Altenburg
Flagge Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (1911-1920).svg Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) Coburg
600px-Saxe- Meiningen.png Saxe-Meiningen (Sachsen-Meiningen) Meiningen
Provinz Pommern flag.svg Pomerania (Herzogtum Pommern) Szczecin
Principalities (Fürstentümer)
Flag of Lippe (1815-1880).svg Lippe Detmold
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß jüngere Linie.svg Reuss, junior line Gera
Flagge Fürstentum Reuß ältere Linie.svg Reuss, senior line Greiz
Schaumburg-Lippe.png Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Rudolstadt
Flagge Fürstentümer Schwarzburg.svg Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Sondershausen
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Waldeck-Pyrmont Arolsen
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein Vaduz
Free Hanseatic cities (Freie Hansestädte)
Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen
Flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg
Poland Flag.png Lübeck
Flag of Frankfurt am Main.svg Frankfurt
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg


  • Bohemia
  • Malta
  • Venice
  • Confederation of the Baltics
  • Ingria
  • Livonian Confederation
  • Netherlands


Resolution 001

Proposal: An official non aggression pact between all nations of the Holy Roman Empire. Pros: Increased unity and stability Cons: None

Result: Unanimously passed by all members.

Resolution 002

Following the recent invasion of German territory, we propose that all nations of the HRE mobilize their forces immediately and declare war on Scandinavia.