Austria, and France to secure their interests within the German Confederation and united the various German people under a new German empire Centered in Berlin. Germany As a Nation did not exist before 1871.
as it was Populated by German Speakers within different kingdoms under a German Confederation. Both Prussia and Austria have non-german territories outside the confederation even though they are members. The Germans had fought the idea of a united German nation during the March revolution of 1848 but failed as both Austria and Prussia wanted to remain in power.