Well...that acounts for sh'it if you don't have an army. YOU should know that!
But they did, some of them quite decent armies too!
We got nearly wiped out as a people, as a civilization during the 30 years
You just lost 30% of your populace, that happened twice to Poland and you dont see me claiming we got wiped out, you still had 7 out of 10 people.
Prussia started out to become one of the most impressive and successfull states and armies Europe has ever seen.
Not really, it had loads of ups and downs, it got absolutely owned by Napoleon, it bankrupted itself more than once, it failed to establish solid colonies etc.
It did quite well but it does not deserve the title of one of the most succesfull states, Germany does, Prussia not so much.
And without the napoleonic occupation I doubt there would ever had been the unification of 1871.
Yeah there would, the balls were rolling already, Napo made them roll faster thats it.
As our biggest feats had always been reactions to the agressions of our dearest neighbours.
Can we get back to the flag, please.
No polish flag on Reichstag, what else can you discuss?