The story takes place in Italy in the early 16th century (1525). At this time, Italy is politically divided into city states and various principalities in the north, the church state in the centre and the Spanish-dominated Naples in the south. Due to the relative wealth of the Italian cities, there has always been war on the possession of northern and southern Italy since 1495 , with frequently changing alliances that make betrayal a feature of the epoch. The most important political power block at the time is the empire of Charles the V, who ruled Spain , Naples and Austria and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nationis. He has an alliance between France , England , Milan , Florence , the church state and Venice . It is precisely this alliance that the conspirators attempt to form in this amendment. Written in German.
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