- May 2014
The HRE wasn't that much larger than the PLC was--was it?It was too big to be partitioned. Many of the individual states were too powerful. It would be like saying Europe or asia could be partitioned, it was too big. Even Napoleon couldn't control all of it, even after hundreds of years of division and disbanding it, the best he could do was dominate the weaker states. Many of whom turned on him as soon as he was weak.