Okay, so I have been thinking a bit about this question for some time, and while I obviously havent read a lot of books about German history and economy specifically in which you might find good answers, I still can't seem to find an answer to this question from quickly googling.
So how come that Germany has succeeded in being such a strong/dominant economy? Seeing reprimands and damages they had to pay after both the First as well as Second World War (not to mention the hardships on the population, and the loss of big parts of the labor force). They still are one of the worlds strongest economies. And no significant natural resources (that I know of).
Is the answer as simple as they were pioneers within technology from even before and between the wars? And as such core industry/companies was still there (aswell as being developed during the war) and they had that to fall back on? So that the reprimands and setbacks suffered by the both wars was simply a setback that merely slowed the progress/development?