[LMB] OT: Saudi Arabia more democratic than Barrayar

Jim Parish jparish at siue.edu
Mon Sep 26 15:20:31 BST 2011

Damien X. asked:
> Was the Holy Roman Empire ever more than a name? Under Charlemagne, I 
> guess.
I'd say it was still a reality under the Hohenstaufens, Frederick II in 
particular, and it didn't completely give up the ghost until the Thirty 
Years War.

Jim Parish

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