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The Holy Roman Emperor spent much of his time and effort keeping a delicate balance of power between the Electoral States, who were also very careful not to be subdued by the Emperor, leading to divisions and fragmentation which would doom the Empire in the future.  
 
The Holy Roman Emperor spent much of his time and effort keeping a delicate balance of power between the Electoral States, who were also very careful not to be subdued by the Emperor, leading to divisions and fragmentation which would doom the Empire in the future.  
   
The Holy Roman Empire was eventually destroyed by Napoleon, who while being of low noble birth, was a charismatic military genius and adventurer who crowned himself Emperor, while having a beloved consort in Josephine but having to eventually marry the daughter of the Austrian Emperor (the last Holy Roman Emperor, who had abdicated his position after zealous French revolutionary armies swept the old Empire), another analogue in Dune.
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The Holy Roman Empire was eventually destroyed by Napoleon, who while not being of noble birth, was a charismatic military genius and adventurer who crowned himself Emperor, while having a beloved consort in Josephine but having to eventually marry the daughter of the Austrian Emperor (the last Holy Roman Emperor, who had abdicated his position after zealous French revolutionary armies swept the old Empire), another analogue in Dune.
   
 
The destrution of the Old Imperium could also be compared to the conquering of the Middle East, North Africa and especially the Byzantine Empire by the deeply religious Ottoman Empire, which however was a process that took centuries.
 
The destrution of the Old Imperium could also be compared to the conquering of the Middle East, North Africa and especially the Byzantine Empire by the deeply religious Ottoman Empire, which however was a process that took centuries.
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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