Daily reminder that the Holy Roman Empire outlived its French rival by a couple of years.
>Implying the French monarchy didn't turn out to be a failed state
>implying the republic was identical with Royal France
Try again. Try harder.
Charlemagne's realm split into two pieces and the German part survived longer. Therefore: HRE>France
Sure, as an empire it was more succesful. But when it comes to anything else, it would have a hard time being compared to the HRE or France.