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The Archbishopric of
Psychotic Dictatorship

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Chronology

450-630
Migrating Tuihanti settle near Hoksebarge in the Buurserbeek river delta.
632
First mention of Hoxebarghe (Hoksebarge). It hosts the first known annual council of tribal leaders; Tuihanti, Salii, Chasuarii, Ampsivarii and Varini confirm their laws, give judgment on outstanding cases, and determine by common counsel whether they would go to war or be in peace that year.
771
Wittekind of Tubantia is elected to protect all Saxon realm against the Christian invaders.
777
All gods and all Saxon lands are united to One. Saxon tribes become counties and dioceses under Duke Wittekind of Tubantia and an unnamed male Tubantian, Bishop of Hoksebarge.
930
Holy Germanic Empire established. Duchy of Tubantia is dismantled in favor of the Church. Hoksebarge becomes a Prince-Bishopric and an elector.
1514
Dioceses in former Tubantian ducal territory is consolidated. Prince-Bishopric of Hoksebarge becomes Metropolitan Prince-Archbishopric.
1515-26
First Reformation War. Consolidation instills reinvigorated pride in Saxon identity and Catholic faith, protestantism repelled.
1540-68
Second Reformation War. Northern protestant states of the Holy Germanic Empire secede.
1644
Archbishop Von Thiessen-Sachsen of Hoksebarge elects Swabian queen Isabel the Devout onto the Holy Germanic Empire’s throne.
1644
War of the Roses. The Archbishopric emerges victoriously. At the Peace of Augsburg the Holy Germanic Empire is dissolved in favor of the Kaisertum Wieserreich(Wiese). Southern states are abandoned.
1795
Imperial investiture is adjourned while no Thiessen-Sachsen or other Thiessen dynasty member is fit to become Archbishop of Hoksebarge. Conclave of Saxon bishops elect Bishop Lambert of Hengel as Metropolitan Archbishop.
1796
Archbishop Lambert of Hoksebarge institutes the Saxon Rite and Saxon Code of Canons (Lambertgesett). Founding of the Knights of Saint Wittekind and the Saxon Steed to defend the Saxon Catholic Church.
1809-10
Swabian War of Succession. Karl II dies as the last Swabian Thiessen. House Thiessen-Sachsen, having only female claimants, lose the war for Swaben and the Empire.
1810
Archbishopric Hoksebarge proclaims independence from Wiese. Having lost a costly war over Swabia, the Empire cannot respond. The Treaty of Ludwigslust ratified the independence of the Archbishopric and the Duchy of Mecklenburg.
1810
Metropolitan Archbishopric of Hoksebarge reinstates the historic Saxon name for the now independent country: Saksieschen Aartsbisdom van Tweante (Saxon Archbishopric of Twente).
1813
Duke Nieg of Mekelnborg-Saksen dies without an heir, the Duchy of Mecklenburg has false protestant pretenders. To secure and prevent war over Catholic land, Twente sends the Knights of Saint Wittekind and found the Saksorderstaat van Mekelnborg (Saxon Order of Mecklenburg), its dioceses fall under the authority of the lawful Metropolitan Archbishopric of Hoksebarge.
1910
Twente celebrates a hundred years of independence; Hochmeister Jčhan Alfrink transfers the secular sovereignty of Mekelnborg to Twente.

The Archbishopric of Twente

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