I have waited just to see what kind of relpys will I get.
I think geoff is hiting the point here.
Also I want to say that the idea is starting to work even on Balkans.
As somone once said the purpose of European Union is actally to give independence to european people.
This seem like a paradox but it is not, beacuse in the case when Europe is build of tiny peaces all major decisions are made in Washington or Moscow.
History speak for itself.
I don't see why someone would say EU can't function as one nation.
I say that because EU is functioning as one body already.
No borders , common currency , parliament and pretty much everybody know English so they can talk to each other.
And as we speak same language it is unavoidable that national pride starts to lose itself with time. You can already see the process at work.
Plus constitution and army are on the way.
Someone could even say that European parliament is more democratic the the one in USA because it has more political options in it.
There are even options that are against EU in it , what will be hard ot imagine in US Congress or in other parliament.
The larger member states are helping smaller members because that greatly helps in creating the strong block on the long run.
Now question for non Europeans that are against the project.
You are against because it is wrong to destroy so many nations or you are afraid that block will become too strong or you just don't like Europe?
I mean GDP of EU-27 is already bigger then GDP of USA.
That overpowering USA part was not ment in militaristic way.
Since USA is state like any other it can't spread without conflict.
While EU is "annexing" countries all the time.
By overpowering I mean on political strenght and economy.
But that would probably lead to military superiority as well.
If it is not obvious I am for the idea of USE.