Holy Roman Empire

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Ho·ly Ro·man Em·pire the empire set up in western Europe following the coronation of Charlemagne as emperor in the year 800. It was created by the medieval papacy in an attempt to unite Christendom under one rule. At times the territory of the empire was extensive and included Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and parts of Italy and the Netherlands.


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Sometimes also called the Da Vach or Davak, the Hre are a group enumerated at 94,259 in the 1985 census of Vietnam. They are located in the mountainous area of central Vietnam. The official Vietnamese spelling is H.Rê.


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HRE Holy Roman Emperor (or Empire)

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