For a long time I am thinking about opening this thread and I have big plans for the thread. By this I mean a lot of subtopics and it is possible that some things in this thread will come as a surprise to some people on this forum.
I mean there are a lot of non Europeans on the forum.
Here are some basic/fast facts.
Probably all people know that Europe is uniting in one block to gain more power in the world. But as years are going by it is more and more obvious that the real goal is to create one giant super state. Politicians are hiding it because that would be harmful for the project on the long run.
Right now the process is in the phase that the Union is creating its own constitution which at the end will be the end of countries in the union from legal perspective.
Also the European parliament is formed to serve as democratic institution of the union.
Plus many other institutions (like courts)
Union has created its own currency (Euro). That is very important because countries that except Euro become strongly linked in economic aspect, what makes entire thing very resistant to falling apart.
(It is one way ticket)
Creation of joined armed forces is also under way.
History has shown that the common currency is quite successful.
When Euro was created it was something like 1$= 1.2€ (if I remember correctly) now it is 1€ = 1.4-1.5$.
Population of EU is about 480 million in 27 member states.
Plus large number of countries are at some level of joining the union. Or their standard is too high to join. So they are just collaborating with the union.
So here is the list of all European countries.
This just for people to understnd how much countries are in the game.
They are small but .... just see for yourself.
Countries that are underlined are in the union.
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Kosovo (only god know what this actually is)
Vatican?(very special case)
Plus Georgia and Armenia (possible members)
So if the union manages to form itself toward some big and long term plans it will be one huge super state with population of 800 million.(educated) people.
Just in the last 4 years population of the union has increased for about 150 million.
And it will be the largest state in the world by size territory. (By far)
About 2.5 times the USA (this is just to get the picture).
So the questions are.
Will EU be able to form the super state of even smaller size then it is mentioned ?
Will EU become strong enough to overpower the USA?
(This one will be interesting to talk about)
Will EU be the first “civilization” that has atheistic majority without repression?
If we take a look at the big (global) picture, can we say that the idea of EU is cheating?
Also there are a lot of small topics?