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some Lexicanum info on the Empire's Knightly Orders. Here
are the provinces.
I would imagine that the Knightly Orders and the noble families of those provinces have become companies over the years/centuries. Knightly Orders in a very self-sufficient mercenary kinda way, whilst the companies that used to be the noble houses of the provinces do it on an even more totalitarian way. With this I mean that they have become the producers of almost all goods within that region, but also have their own military arm. Some of these provinces might have faded away and others might have come in place.
But all in all, these new companies produce almost all goods used within their region of influence. Kind of imagine it like those Japanese companies that produce everything imaginable (from cars to computers to guitars to food).
The church might still exist, I would imagine that the Church of Sigmar is still around, albeit in a different form. We could have had some sort of Reformation
I was wondering what kind of role the Witch Hunters would have in this. But what if they separated themselves from the Church of Sigmar? The Witch Hunters have evolved into some sort of secret police of the Republic, maybe kind of akin to a dieselpunk version of the KGB?