How Did Charlemagne Influence The Frankish Empire

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The Frankish Empire, through Charlemagne's rule, was successfully extended to cover almost as much area as the earlier Western part of the Roman Empire. The Carolingian empire began under Charlmagne also known as Karl and Charles the Great in around 768 A.D. Charlemagne became king of the Franks. Spending most of his time as ruler at war, Charlemagne aimed to unify all of the Germanic people into one kingdom and convert his subjects to Christianity. It was only after his younger brother Carloman's death that Charlemagne became sole ruler of the Franks. Charlemagne spread Christianity throughout his empire peacefully through the Carolingian Renaissance, but also showed force, imposing his will on the people conquered through war.
Ruling with an iron fist, Charlemagne had any non-converts under his rule put to death. A devout Christian, Charlemagne gave money and land to the Christian church and protected the popes. Pope Leo III in 800 A.D.
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