Which European nation was treated the harshest under German rule?
Yes, Germany was the strongest European country before the war and after. In fact, it remains the strongest European nation to date. This is mainly due to the German economy, and not so much the German army. However, prior to and during World War I, the German army was considered the most powerful and the German navy was considered equal to the British.
The following countries have German as an official language: Germany Belgium Luxembourg Switzerland Liechtenstein Austria Italy (official in South Tyrol) European Union** German is also a recognized minority language in the following countries: Denmark Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Hungary Vatican City Italy Romania Russia Kazakhstan Brazil Namibia [German was official, but demoted in 1990] (Bolded nations are European ones) ** - the European Union is not a sovereign nation, but an immensely powerful organization engulfing…
The German Confederation was the association of Central European states created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to serve as the successor to the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, which had been abolished in 1806. In 1848, revolutions by liberals and nationalists occurred in an attempt to establish a unified German state. Read more from Wikipedia. Scroll down to related links and look for "German Confederation - Wikipedia".