I tried to search for this, but couldn't use the search facility for some reason.
I'm playing a game as Poland, I inherited Lithuania early on, so have been stomping on the Russian and Tartar principalities for most of the game. However, I've also diplo-annexed Silesia and taken a few Bohemian provinces. The Ottoman Empire isn't a huge threat, because England has set up a miniempire in the Balkans and I've forced Turkey to release Bulgaria, Albania, Candar, etc.
So, my primary goal now is to dismantle the HRE, because the HRE is understandably annoyed at my conquest of most of Bohemia.
My question is: how exactly is this done? It says "Elector X is still independent" - does that mean I need to vassalise every one of the electors? I assume if I annex any of them another elector will just be appointed, right? Also, I need to control the Emperor's capital (Bavaria at the moment). Does that mean I need to have all 7 electors vassalised, and then go to war with Bavaria and occupy Munchen?
Given that having more than two vassals is asking for trouble in MMP, I guess I need to do all this very quickly - eg, go to war with all of Germany, vassalise all 7 electors, and then occupy Munchen? Man that sounds hard!
What do y'all suggest?