Fun fact. Before 1870, it was the French who for centuries (not "merely" 70 years) tried to dominate the continent, and were chiefly involved (or even caused) in all of the great European wars, starting with the 30-years war. Yet nobody would probably today claim that it is in their "nature" to dominate Europe. But of course the Germans are different, never mind the fact that they are so widely antimilitaristic today that even their Nato partners complain about it. Or that even the concept of showing military leadership is still highly controversial in Germany. Only someone who gets his idea of modern Germany by the British yellow press would still believe this nonsense.Germany was broken up for a good reason, it was only 70 years old and had already invaded France and caused two world wars. When West Germany was created it was still powerful, I think it was a mistake to build up West Germany as Germans by their nature want to dominate. Once we allowed it reunify , we set the seed for the current German domination of the EU which is part of the reason the UK left.