|Ruling party||Konservative Partei (conservative)|
|Primary culture||North German|
|Tech school||Traditional academia|
Hamburg is a minor civilized country located in northern Germany on the North Sea. It is in the Prussian sphere of influence and may form Germany or North German Federation if it raises strong enough.
The first thing one have to address is the threat of being annexed by Prussia when it forms NGF. Therefore one have to break free from Prussia's sphere of Influence. To do so one has to be at least a secondary power. While being in Prussia's sphere is an ever-lasting threat, one have a few years until Prussia spheres Saxony, Holstein and Hannover. In that time one can use the Alliance with Prussia to attack other nations.
When one leaves the sphere of influence Prussia cannot annex Hamburg peacefully, but then they can attack with national unification casus belli.