INSPIRATION: HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE

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While creating the Empire of Gradaia for my Magnus Dynasty Saga, I drew a lot of inspiration from the real life Holy Roman Empire. Like the Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor or Empress of Gradaia is titled His or Her Imperial Majesty. When it comes to choosing a successor, the Holy Roman Empire had elections. The Empire of Gradaia uses a similar system whenever there are so many potential heirs that the line of succession becomes unclear, but the system they use is much more complex than a regular election. In addition, both Empires consist of multiple monarchies who answer to their Emperor. One of the major differences between the Holy Roman Empire and Gradaia is that the Holy Roman Emperor answers only to the Pope while the Emperor of Gradaia answers to no one, not even the Temple of the Elemental Gods.

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