briefly trace the process of german unification.

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After the Franco-Prussian War, the princes of the German states gathered together and proclaimed Wilhelm of Prussia the new emperor of the German Empire.  The states had similar language, culture, and religion, so it was inevitable that these states would come together.  The final part of unification was after the Naploenic Wars, at the Congress of Vienna, it was decided that Austria would be its on country and Germany was completed as its own country.