Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation

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See Deutsches Reich, Altes. Its designation became the subject of satire which is crisply contained in the song in Goethe's Faust (Pt. 1, Auerbachs Keller): ‘Das liebe heil'ge Röm'sche Reich,/Wie hält's nur noch zusammen?’.


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