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Offline Anastasios

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Holy Roman Empire and Austrian Empire
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:14:40 AM »
When I look at some maps of the Holy Roman Empire (sic), I notice that in the latter years, parts of the Austrian Empire are included in the "border" of the Holy Roman Empire but some are not.  How was it that parts of the Austrian Empire were "part" of the HRE but parts were not? Is this because certain local nobles inside the Austrian Empire were considered to be electors but not all the Austrian nobility were electors?
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Re: Holy Roman Empire and Austrian Empire
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 10:06:55 AM »
When I look at some maps of the Holy Roman Empire (sic), I notice that in the latter years, parts of the Austrian Empire are included in the "border" of the Holy Roman Empire but some are not.  How was it that parts of the Austrian Empire were "part" of the HRE but parts were not? Is this because certain local nobles inside the Austrian Empire were considered to be electors but not all the Austrian nobility were electors?

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Re: Holy Roman Empire and Austrian Empire
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 03:25:36 PM »
The Kingdom of Hungary was never part of the HRE, so I think that is the internal border you are seeing.

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Re: Holy Roman Empire and Austrian Empire
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 05:50:12 PM »
"The Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy nor Roman, discuss amongst yourselves" (Linda Richman ).  ;D
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