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Strip by: MarioGarfield
Holy Roman Emperor: Sie sind verärgert darüber dass sie in einer Nation leben deren Landkarte ein Dorn im Auge ist. (They're upset that they live in a nation whose map is an eyesore).
The author writes:
If you don't understand this, the Holy Roman Empire was a state that ended during the Napoleonic Wars. The Holy Roman Empire was not the Roman Empire, instead being more like a monarchist Germany. Perhaps its biggest claim to fame was its border gore map. Search "Holy Roman Empire map" and get ready for your eyes to burst out of their sockets. There are so many divisions in the country that they couldn't even add all of them on the map.
Original Wizard of Id strip: 2022-05-20.