An Imperial War was a war that the Holy Roman Empire as a whole waged against an opponent. The opponent could be one of the imperial estates or an opponent outside the empire. The Imperial War was proclaimed by the Kaiser . Since the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) at the latest , it became customary for the declaration of war to be confirmed by the Reichstag . After the end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 and the formation of the German Confederation (1815), wars of several German states or states against other parties were called federal campaigns (e.g. Schleswig-Holstein War (1848-1851) , German War (1866 )).
Individual imperial wars
- Great Turkish War (1683–1699)
- Franco-Dutch War (1672–1678)
- War of the Palatinate Succession (1688–1697)
- War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714)
- War of the Polish Succession (1733-1738)
- First coalition war (1792–1797)
- Second coalition war (1799–1802)
- ↑ Christoph Kampmann: Europe and the Empire in the Thirty Years' War. History of a European conflict. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-17-018550-0 , p. 173 ff., Online .