EU: European unionMost ginormous compelling awesome entity from a tradeblock point of viewSo big and complex and complicated, had to wait till end to get to itIt is first and foremost a trade block. How it started and undisputed strength27 states in membership16-17 trillion is total GDP. Biggest single economyA US of Europe?
Singular infrastructureSingular monetary unit (euro)Working towards a single Eu military and single foreign policyThe EU is the model for the worldEU has great influence across the whole planetNot sure if future or fiascoMajor shaper of international politics, get EUsed to itEEU:Jan 1st, 2015Established May 2014, Belarus, kazkhastan, RussiaEurasian economic unionFollow model of EU, political integration like EUFree movement of peopleOrganized policyFree movement of goods, services, capital, and workforce across all statesCommon policies in key sectors of economyNamely in energy, heavy industry, agriculture, transport, communicationNot like NAFTA, like EU1994 formed commonwealth of independent statesResstablishing Russian influence across the peripheryAlternative economic block from the EU/team westEnlarge EEU to all USSR states except Baltic statesArmenia is slated to join, kygystan wants to join, Tajikistan likely to joinMoldovoa, Ukraine, and Georgia will not join EEU (have accepted into EU instead)Transdnestria, Donetsk, south Ossetia and abakahzia have all said they want in. Parts of soverign states say they want to go one wayFNever join: Moldova, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, GeorgiaPutin does not want to “own” UkraineOther entities