Well...than you should point your mystics to France, Great Britain and especially Austria also.
To a point yes but none of these conflicts were so expensive to European progress as those started by Prussian Germany.
Russia isn't "barbaric"...no people is "barbaric", the government sucks more often than not but the people are more or less the same all over the world.
Singular people yes but people are different when in groups and individually, individually there's not much difference between you and me but as German and as a Pole we carry different customs traditions and outlooks on life.
In Russia you need to add very very low political and social awareness of an average citizen, its not because Russia is Russian but because they chose a certain path of development which would be different and possibly more positive with the Commonwealth still around.
Germany started because it wanted to honor it's treaty to Austria....what a "dark thing" to do!
Thats an excuse not a reason, Germany fought wars because it wanted to grow at the expense of others, there's nothing special about it, Rome did it, US does it, all imperialist countries do it but in Europe where there's so many different people so close together it doesnt work, no matter how strong or wealthy or resourcefull you are if you try to dominate Europe by force of arms you will fail, and you did.
The polish commonwealth would had taken part in some re-shuffling to if they had been asked/been in existence...nothing to do with some "soul"-thingy.
Stop with the soul and mysticism, i'm using historical facts here, Germany wanted an empire and needed stuff it could only get via war, Poland to a certain point in history was getting the same thing in a completely peacefull manner, and people were happy to oblige us too!
After a while we started to turn this cultural sharing into exploitation and thats when the trouble begun.
And WWII was the continuation of some unfinished business from WW1.
To be more specific it was the continuation of the dysfunctional nation Prussia created, people who just couldnt cope with defeat, but with Commonwealth WW1 itself would be unlikely so there would be no WW2 as well.
Actually you try to point 12 years of madness to heritage of 2000 years...YOU MUST BE KIDDING!
12 Years of madness? The madness started with the partitioning of Poland and then just got bigger, people could write off Poland since it was far away and did not influence their lives directly and just let Prussia grow and grow and eventually fail, but like all militaristic states Prussian Germany would go out with a bang.
What about the military heritages of exploitations, war and conquests of GB or France or Spain or any other Imperium??? I can't hear you talking about those "dark souls".
Completely different scenarios, you brought ethnicity and culture to the business in a much greater degree.
I can't take you seriously if you are talking like that Sokrates, sorry! :):):)
You cant take me seriously because you're a German chauvinist and everything that threatens your picture of a proud powerfull Germany you will reject immidiately but nobody is perfect so i'll live with you not threating me seriously :)
The US became a superpower after Europe killed practically itself and took itself out of the game.
Before that it was quite isolationist and not really a number.
And Europe killed itself directly because there was Germany and Russia in a shape they were, if the Commonwealth was there as a strong healthy state neither Germany nor Russia would even enter such a nasty state of affairs since its the absence of Poland that triggered such interactions.
Today's Czechia was once a big number in the middle ages...
But its not anymore, why? We're all the same as nations and states after all :)))
Germany has already several ups and downs behind her....so what!
And you're dying out, afraid of self assertion after what you did in WW2 and slowly declining into a permanent secondary role untill taken over by Turks.
Wait sorry its a temporary setback and you're going to have your "up" again, in 30 years when half of your nation is 50 years old and your border cities are settled by French and Poles.