Likewise, Germany and France might have larger populations had not Romans invaded and made war on them for many years. Reduce the votes of the Italians. Oh, and remember when Henry V invaded France? Extra votes for the French. I kind of remember some guy named Princip (ok, he wasn’t from an EU nation, but still) executing Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, so that’s two more votes for Austria.
This isn't a few hundred years or a thousands of years ago, just a few decades.
Germany wants to benefit now from prior bad acts, its kind of like a serial killer wanting to write a book and keep all the profits from his crimes using the arguement that his killings happened along time ago, while the families of his victims are still alive.
The slaughter of the Poles is within living memory. The Poles are saying to the Germans: Who the heck do you think you are talking to!
One should remind the EU that the Neanderthals have no votes.