7F - Yes, member-states approach the EU from different...

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Yes, member-states approach the EU from different perspectives due to distinctions in history, identity, national interests, desire for a unique role, and leadership changes. Germany : History o Past instigations of conflict from the two world wars o Post WWII: Immigration influx o Post Cold War: Reunification of East and West Germany Identity o Germany wants to be known as a diplomacy instrument for peace, security, and development around the world. o Possess a strong desire to avoid exhibiting an image of aggression, which has caused Germany to take on what some describe as a type of guilt-driven pacifism, refraining from offensive military operations only until just recently. National interests o Have the highest GDP and population in the EU Therefore, maintaining its strong economy remains a priority. o Immigration 16 million immigrants 2.5 million Turks Largest portion of Germany’s 4 million Muslim population Turks have still failed to assimilate after 3 generations in Germany Reside in “parallel communities” New generations often don’t know German language
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