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“Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history.”
— John Bruton
 
 

United in Diversity

It is hard to imagine that for the greatest part of our history, Europe was at near constant war. Such stark contrast to the beautiful, united continent that exists now. None of that would have been possible without the uniting effects of the European Union and its partner organizations.

The European Union is our greatest attempt at overcoming differences between diverse groups to achieve political, economic, and fiscal integration. A first step towards a unified world government that recognizes the same rights for all sentient beings.

The withdrawal of a once powerful nation from the ideals of the union is altogether unfortunate. It highlights the challenges of integration. The fact that so many nations have made the union work shows us that it is possible to work together and prosper collectively.