So wait, Prussia had great affliction to Germany and HRE... So does that make them two separate nations... Finally Hima-papa decided to speak up. But with that given, really young Germany existed while HRE was there but Germany doesn't remember all that since he was really young. It all makes sense now.
This may be Hima’s subtle way of denouncing that theory? He’s been separating the two in recent strips and the way I interpreted is HRE dying young while (as stated before in a character note somewhere i think - correct me if I’m wrong) Germany being like America in that he grew at a rapid rate.