How did Imperial Germany feel about Eastern Orthodox Christians?

Futurist

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May 2014
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How did Imperial Germany feel about Eastern Orthodox Christians? I am especially curious about the views of its political elite on this topic but am also interested in hearing about other Germans' views on this topic. I know that the Imperial German political elite considered Catholics to be a political and demographic problem for Germany due to their large numbers--which is a part of the reason as to why Bismarck didn't aim to conquer all of the German (primarily Catholic) parts of Austria back in 1866. However, what about Eastern Orthodox Christians? How did Imperial Germany's political elite and the rest of its population view them?

This question could especially be relevant in 1918 since that is when Germany acquired a huge Ukrainian puppet/satellite state. Had Germany won WWI, it might have eventually been confronted with the question of just how much (primarily Eastern Orthodox) Ukrainian immigration it should allow into Germany.

Anyway, does anyone have any information in regards to this?