Is 2300AD insisting on keeping the War of German Reunification in their latest version of the game (MGT) just them being too in love with their own background, or am I missing something?
The 2300AD timeline is the result of a strategic wargame played at GDW, and
this game unfortunately ignored much of the real world's politics and replaced
it with a somewhat stupid 19th century scenario. Mongoose's 2300AD kept a
lot of the resulting timeline because major changes of that history would have
enforced equally major changes for example in the status of many colonies.
All in all, Germany's implausible (well, outright silly) history in 2300AD and the
even more silly German names used in the game were and are responsible for
the fact that the game never became a bestseller in Germany.