After unification, the nature of German politics can be characterised by the continuous incongruence between German state and German nation from Rokkan’s theoretical perspective. We suggest that this incongruent nature of the united German politics might have been resulted from the pathdependency of the mode and timing in the process of German unification itself. That is, in the process of the unification, the lack of ‘constitutional agreement’ between the West and the East Germany has influenced the persistent problem of ‘political community’ in the context of the united Germany.