Enewald - For storytelling purposes I of course ignore the single bavarian or so counties in the middle of France unless they are important to the story.
Devin Perry - Gratz! Indeed, in the future I will just show the major duchies that will rise to power on the map. (You will, of course, receive a reward in the future.)
Iain Wilson - The HRE is still alive! The german empire isn't. In the next update I will describe the new way the HRE will work. And after that we'll be back to good old England. This time for a long time.