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EU –European Union Most successful, biggest First and foremost a trade block27 states in its membershipGDP of $16-17 trillionBiggest economy on the planetA united states of EuropeReason it was createdWar:WW1, WW2, a thousand other warsMost of its history has collided with itselfWW2 was the spark that started the EUForm an economic union so no one will attack each other1951-1952 – Europe was leveled and destroyed You need energy, steel & coalECSC 1951 European Coal and Steel communityTo help rebuild EuropeOriginal Six:France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg1957 merged the ECSC with Atomic Energy AgencyEEC 1957- European Economic CommunityLowered tariffs1993 changed name to EUCommon currencyCommon economic policyCommon political unionCommon military procedures Why would more countries want into the original 6?More moneyWhy do the rich countries want in?They all want to get richer tooThe EU is the biggest economy in the worldFree movement of goods and services (no tariffs)Free movement of labor/people
4 countries on the list to get in4 other countries to get on that list to get inOverarching singular constitution over all EUSingular Court systemSingular Rights
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European Union,economic union,Free movement,EU –European Union,Singular defense policy