The Governments of Germany and the Austrian Empire were having a serious talk regarding Russia. The Austrians and the Germans were also having discussions regarding issues that had not been dealt with when the Germans from what had been Germany wanted to return north and go there own way. The German Nation had risen from the ruins of the German state and had rebuilt itself. Still there had been some hurt feelings and Kaiser Wilhelm II knew that for Germany to make progress it ,the relationship would have to be repaired. The Austrian Empire had vast resources , including a rich oil field. The Austrians had pushed into the middle East gaining even more access to oil. Germany had limited oil so it would have to seek it from the Middle East or Elsewhere.