"What are we going to do today, my Führer?" "Same thing we do everyday, try to take over the world. " After seeing some of the fabulously made stories that exist on this forum, I decided to try to make my own. I shall be attempting to succeed at every German's dream: world domination. I shall be going for the UHVs, but the gears of war will not stop until we surpass the domination limit. The small tribes of Germanic people, that at one point in their existence brought down the Roman Empire, began to band together under the rule of a charimistic leader, Otto the first sometime around 900 AD. The city of Posen, which would later become the German capital, was founded around this time. Otto made great reforms to the government during his rule, and adopted slavery and a theocratic rule. He also made Christianity the German state religion. The Germans soon made contact to the Kingdom of the Franks, a civilization located west of the German capital, and the Viking Union, who appeared to be "a ruthless nation full of savages", as described by a German poet who lived in this era. Soon all of the Germanic tribes were united under Otto's rule, and a large empire was created in central Europe. It was also during this time that a monarchal and vassalage rule was implemented, and Germany came into contact with the rest of the European powers. Envious of the Germanic claims in central Europe and wishing to demonstrate their naval power, the Viking Union declared war upon Germany. Although the war lasted over 400 years, it was rather quiet; not a single troop fought. It was merely anger and stubbornness that made the war last as long as it has. The Dutch peoples were more than willing to lend a helping hand to the starving people of Frankfort. It was this act of kindness that started the Dutcho-German alliance, one that would last for hundreds of years. The German influence on the world was small, but it was at this age that Germany was pronounced the most powerful nation in Europe. The German's used this new found strength to launch a surprise invasion of about 50,000 men on the Papal State. This came as an insult to the church to many Catholic nations, especially since they were currently electing a new pope. Germany shrugged off these false claims, and continued with the invasion. The siege of Rome was long and bitter. Much blood was shed as German troops attacked the city walls. After 10 years, General Adelbert Erwin said enough is enough. Seven of the ten main divisions would rush into the broken sector of the ancient city's wall. The remaining divisions would attempt to flank the Roman forces and climb over the walls on the other side of the city. The plan worked, and the city was finally under German occupation. Erwin turned his attention towards the city of Venice, which too fell to German hands, although it met a bitter end. The city was burned by German forces, and few escaped the city. The overall estimated deaths of the war are numbered as high as 450,000, or a twelve of Europe. With the new territories gained in Italy, Germany was pronounced "The Holy Roman Empire" and the nation flourished as many a celebration was had.