>Implying a massive empire that spanned several centuries, many dynasties, dozens of nations, countless religions, at least 2 successor states that each lasted a thousand years, multiple different government systems and is the foundation of modern society could have a single successor state.
>Western Roman Empire => Holy Roman Empire
>Habslels having any claim to Rome
They have claims to both halves.
As Holy Roman Emperors, to the Western half.
Also, the Catholic Monarchs bought the title of Emperor of Byzantium from the last heir. They were grandparents of the Habsburgs.
But then, you could argue that the Spanish Bourbons are the real heirs of Charles V.
rome is dead, its never coming back
the worst reality, beyond the devil overcoming god has been fact since the fall of throne of constantinople.
No one inherited it
no one will bring it back
>Western Roman Empire>Easter Roman Empire>Holy Roman Empire>First French Empire> Central African Empire
this is the only answer
If we're go with bloodlines, then after Russia it was the UK as those monarchs weren't deposed and are still blood related. However, after the U.S.A. declared independence and adopted a similar system to the Roman Republic, you could say if the US went imperial they'd have a claim too.
I just hope I live to see the Martian colonists secede from the United Empire as the true "Sons of Mars", then take over the solar system.
Obviously Romania since we're the only true Latin people still alive.