The Hessen Empire

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Head of State: His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Adelard von Brosch
Head of Government: His Imperial Highness, Prince Klaus von Brosch, Prime Minister of the Hessen Empire
Government: Imperial Absolute Monarchy
Languages: Imperial, Various other languages.
Primary Races: Humans
Chief Religion: The Hallowed Court
Slavery? Serfdom
Alignment: Lawful Good (Normally)
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The Head of State is the Emperor, who wields near absolute power. The House von Brosch has held the title of Emperor since the its inception, when Emmerich The Great, High King of Altenheim, defeated Queen Brenhilda of Treibach and claimed the imperial title for himself; he swore never to allow another Draconic Hegemony to rise, for as long as the Empire existed.

The Emperor rules the Empire with unrestricted authority. He delegates limited administrative and military power to the imperial nobility, an extremely wealthy and powerful feudal aristocracy. Below the Emperor, peers are ranked as follows:
Viceroy (Military Governor of a large region)
Archduke
Prince
Grand Duke
Margrave (Military Governor of a small frontier region)
Duke
Marquis
Count
Viscount
Baron
Lord

Viceroyalties are usually granted to members of the royal family by the Emperor, and can be retracted at will. Upon the death of a viceroy, the title and the viceregal demesne are returned to the Emperor, who may redistribute them as he or she pleases.

The occasionally, the distribution of Viceroyalties is taken care of by the Prime Minister, also appointed by the Emperor and usually a member of the royal family as well.

Imperial Capital:
1. High Kingdom of Altenheim
Vassal States:
2. Archduchy of Treibach
3. Grand Duchy of Modling
4. Viceroyalty of Kaubenheim
5. Viceroyalty of Hoceni
6. Grand Duchy of Charkovo
7. Merchant League of Rebnor
8. Viceroyalty of Corabia
9. Grand Duchy of Elbe
10. Grand Duchy of Orso
11. Grand Duchy of Freithal
12. Viceroyalty of Oberleins
13. Grand Duchy of Stadle
14. Viceroyalty of Tulce
15. March of Embourg
16. Duchy of Essig
17. Duchy of Sebbelev
18. Duchy of Amsen
19. Viceroyalty of Kaidern
20. Duchy of Diakopia
21. Prince-Bishopric of Pevkion
22. Duchy of Gerasdenz
23. March of Anaeland
24. Kingdom of Oesterholz
25. Order of St Karl
26. Kingdom of Vaernes

The Hessen Empire

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