Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire is arguably the most succesfull state created by the Neocrusaders in whole history of their movement, captured during the First Neocrusade in 2244 when the crusading forces managed to defeat the Fourth Reich in big part because of Kaiserreich military support that divided Kriegsmarine and Wehrmacht attention by launching offensive against the Fourth Reich territory. It remains as one of three combatants in the Magna Germania star sector, eternally locked in military struggle with Fourth Reich (that dreams of retaking entirety of sector) and Kaiserreich (that participated in the schism following the First Contact War, and started showing an expansionist dreams of their own.
Holy Roman Empire can be described as a federated elective monarchy under the rule of Emperor, elected by the Council of Electors after the death of his/her predecessor and crowned by the pope of Neocatholic Church (considering the distance between HRE and New Vatican, it is done via proxy – highest ranked member of local clergy, with pope agreeing to it post factum). Emperor (called King of the Romans/Rex Romanorum/Romischer Konig before the coronation) is actually more of a primus inter pares among the highest ranked aristocracy, a symbol of national unity with barely any real power outside of wartimes. Beneath the emperor lies the Reichstag, composed of three parts. First, the Council of Electors, is populated by the kurfursts, called also the Electoral Princes, a group of most powerful vassals that is tasked by electing the new emperors – it is an autonomous group only in name, since its members assemble only for elections. Second, the Council of Nobles, is divided into two parts, one for secular nobles of some power, other for higher clergy – it has certain rights guaranteed by law, including a veto right against new laws that requires 51% of either parts. Third, called Council of Burghers, includes the commoners representative of Imperium at large, that can also veto with 51% votes. Right to propose new laws lies in Council of Nobles, Council of Burghers and Emperor himself, though all both council need to agree to it, causing a relative stability in terms of laws in HRE. Beneath the Reichstag there exist literally next to no unified organizations, with the Empire being heavily divided into a massive numbers of autonomous provinces (sometimes merely a singular cities or towns that received right to self-govern) with the right to create organizational structures of their own considered the most basic right in HRE as a whole, believed to be a part of 'traditional', 'latin' civilization as the founder saw it.
Economy in HRE is generally market liberal on the verge of ordoliberal, with emperor and Reichstag supporting it as much as they can (with the problem being their lack of power to intervene in economy). Many of the nobles are simultaneously succesfull capitalists (especially those that have power only a singular city while being ambitious), with the HRE economy as a whole being quite advanced and expansive. Economy of Empire is the only part of it that is somehow unified, with banking laws, lack of internal tariffs and so on being founded together with the Empire itself, and unified throughout its territory. The general defficiency of the Reichstag lacked to several economy crises, mainly due to not being able to adapt new laws (or change the old one) until it was too late. On the other hand, it also allows a great level of stability, allowing for a relatively safe investments when compared to more raging capitalisms.
Survival of their country and succesfully repelling the assaults from Kaiserreich and Fourth Reich. Incase of achieving that goal, next step would be probably annexing the entirety of Sector 17. In the so called meantime focusing also on supporting neocrusades and Neocatholic Church as a whole.
Kaiserliche Flotte is assembled in a way similar to most feudal monarchies in today's Galaxy, with higher strata of nobles 'lending' ships (practically gifting it together with paying for its maintenance) to the central government, that is also providing basic blueprints of the hulls. This generally leads to high unpredictability and high level of supertechnologies installed aboard, while complicating the logistics. The fleet is thus surprisingly competent and able to defend the HRE well against onslaught of the Kriegsmarine and Reichsfleet, while not as good in the offensive (mostly due to the generally average 'bloodlust' among the nobles.
Kaiserliche Armee is created in typical way for most feudal monarchies in today's Galaxy, with higher strata of nobles 'lending' soldiers (practically gifting them together with maintenance and reinforcements) to the central government, that is also providing basic organizational structure and general equipment preferences. This generally leads to high unpredictability and high level of supertechnologies they are armed with, while complicating the logistics. The KA is thus surprisingly competent and able to defend the HRE (together with local militias that oftenly equal it in terms of quality) against onslaught of Wehrmacht and Deutsche Heer, while not as good in the offensive (mostly due to the generally average 'bloodlust' among the nobles).
Holy Roman Empire was created around AD 2244, following a succesful First Neocrusade against the Fourth Reich. Exact date is unknown, since the procedures for occupation and liberation of territories conquered by Neocrusades were yet to be established, making the aftermath of this war rather hectic. With many (sometimes even low ranked) officers of the Neocrusade deciding to remain after it was dissolved, making their own little countries – which is a genesis of internal division of the HRE. Ultimately fear of Fourth Reich (that soon after being defeated started making attempts to retake lost lands) brought the myriad of little states together, making the crusader dominions (and 'local' German states made by those that welcomed the crusading forces and were rewarded) assemble into a singular political entity. With the raging Neocatholicism and the typical in the Outer Colonies tendency to search through history for inspirations and a sort of legitimism, the choice of Holy Roman Empire as spiritual predecessor was practically guaranteed from the start. While the early HRE was under heavy influence of Basileia Rhomaion and Kingdom of Poland (whose forces formed significant part of the Neocrusade) with many of its nobility speaking either polish or greek, it managed to assimilate new elites, notably diverging it culturally from Keiserreich and Fourth Reich. Causing a boom of market liberalism and a certain enjoyment of cultural works, especially writings and religious icons, combined with more western-like types of devotion. Ever since then, HRE remains in a semi-permanent war against Fourth Reich and Kaiserreich, from time to time losing a planet or two only to retake it after the tides of war shifts, with eternal backstabbing and shortterm alliances between three forces fighting for dominance over Sector 17.
Demography and Population
93% homo sapiens sapiens, 4% Variants and 3% assimilated aliens. Extremely low ammount of Variants caused mainly by relentless purges of them during the times when HRE was a part of Fourth Reich, aliens came in later due to neocatholic tolerance. The citizens are divided between commoners and approximately 6-7% of nobles, divided internally between various ranks, with their biggest differences being prestige. However both nobles and commoners are equal to the law, with the supreme courts being divided equally between them. There are also areas that are completely equal, with nobles not existing (mostly small vassal-states). In terms of religion, HRE is heavily unitarian, with Neocatholic Church making up for around 97%, with Paleocatholics being the other 3%.
Holy Roman Empire
Freiheit durch Glauben.Capital: New Aachen
Official Languages: German
Religion: Neocatholic Church
Government: Federated Elective Monarchy
Faction: Res Publica Christiana
Current ruler: Emperor Frederick III Hartmann
Population: Approx. 17 000 000 000.
Currency: Variety of local currencies.
- Political, Federation
- Alternative Names
- Sacrum Romanum Imperium
- Roman, German.
- Parent Organization
- Res Publica Christiana
Both sides hate each other immensely, due to completely incompatible religious sytems and dreams of conquering the whole sector.