"That's what the Prussians say"

Prussia (in blue) during the German Empire
Creative Commons AttributionPrussia (in blue) during the German Empire - Credit: user 52:pickup, wikipedia
Prussia was the most powerful state in Germany, with Berlin as its capital.

Germany was formed in the nineteenth century largely through the military and diplomatic efforts of Prussia, which subdued and swallowed many of the other sovereign German states.

Seen as warlike and partly responsible for bringing about the two world wars, Prussia was abolished in 1947.  Much of its former territory is now in Poland.