I wonder how nationalism worked in the unification of Germany in the 19th century.
Well it basically went like this, "The Austrian Empire may dominate the German Confederation, BUT Prussia is ready for some unification! We need language and cultural unity"
So thats how it happened!!
Then they were like "I mean personally I think Prussia should be the leader of this. Think about it we have mainly a German population and the most powerful army in central Europe, also we are the best so..."