Apr11 - Toward a Post-National Future? Europe and European...

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Toward a Post-National Future? “Europe” and European Integration since 1945 Why did Western Europe move toward greater economic and political cooperation and integration in the post-war period? What are some of the key milestones on the road to European integration? What are some problems that a more united Europe faces? Key Terms Post-Nationalism European Coal and Steel Community European Economic Community (Rome Treaty, 1957) Maastricht Treaty (European Union Treaty) I. A Unique Set of Circumstances, 1945-1973 It was the goal of nation-states to create the most success for itself and its people in a competition with others Roots of a “Western” European Identity o ( Charlemagne’s Catholic Europe ) The core of unified Europe that first emerges France, Germany, Low Countries The Legacy of World War II o Discredited “isms”: Nationalism, Militarism, Colonialism, Fascism, and Communism Nationalism was shaped by Social Darwinism
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