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21st May '16 9:10:39 AM Lightice
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* ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' is set in the European Confederation, though this only becomes apparent by paying close attention to the newscasts. Maps show that old country borders are still observed to some degree, but at the same time a corporate mercenary force can cross them without a slightest incident.
21st May '16 9:09:41 AM Lightice
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* ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' is set in the European Confederation, though this only becomes apparent by paying close attention to the newscasts. Maps show that old country borders are still observed to some degree, but at the same time a corporate mercenary force can cross them without a slightest incident.
2nd Apr '16 5:01:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the main factions in CommandAndConquerGenerals II, with their appearance and [[ACommanderIsYou game-play style]] making them a CaptainErsatz of the first game's [[YanksWithTanks USA faction]], after [[CulturalCringe fan hatred]] saw the U.S. getting terrorized and retreating from Europe to secure the home-front in the first game's expansion pack.

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* One of the main factions in CommandAndConquerGenerals II, ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals2013'', with their appearance and [[ACommanderIsYou game-play style]] making them a CaptainErsatz of the first game's [[YanksWithTanks USA faction]], after [[CulturalCringe fan hatred]] saw the U.S. getting terrorized and retreating from Europe to secure the home-front in the first game's expansion pack.
28th Mar '16 9:47:12 PM KizunaTallis
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* The German-dominated Greater European Economic Union or GEEU for short in WebOriginal/DecadesOfDarkness unites most of Europe outside [[TheFederation the Russian Federation]].

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* The German-dominated Greater European Economic Union or GEEU for short in WebOriginal/DecadesOfDarkness ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'' unites most of Europe outside [[TheFederation the Russian Federation]].
28th Mar '16 9:32:59 PM KizunaTallis
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A recurring phenomenon in this trope, especially if the creator is British or American, is that [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt Britain]] will somehow not be part of a UnitedEurope. [[FridgeLogic Oddly enough]], the very independent and politically neutral Switzerland, as well as Norway (neither of which are even in the EU) rarely get the same treatment. It should come as no surprise therefore that this trope varies depending on who's making the work in question. Another recurring phenomenon is that the capital of the United Europe rarely stays as Brussels, usually moving to Paris or Berlin, probably because audiences can easily recognize these landmark-heavy locations over the less-visited Brussels.

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A recurring phenomenon in this trope, especially if the creator is British or American, is that [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt Britain]] will somehow not be part of a UnitedEurope.United Europe. [[FridgeLogic Oddly enough]], the very independent and politically neutral Switzerland, as well as Norway (neither of which are even in the EU) rarely get the same treatment. It should come as no surprise therefore that this trope varies depending on who's making the work in question. Another recurring phenomenon is that the capital of the United Europe rarely stays as Brussels, usually moving to Paris or Berlin, probably because audiences can easily recognize these landmark-heavy locations over the less-visited Brussels.



* The [=EU=] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]''.

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* The [=EU=] EU from ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]''.



* In OrionsArm not only does the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica US Balkanize]] but the [=EU=] eventually develops into the European Federation, but that isn't mentioned much as most of the interesting stuff happens thousands of years after humanity is driven off earth.
* The German-dominated Greater European Economic Union or GEEU for short in DecadesOfDarkness unites most of Europe outside [[TheFederation the Russian Federation]].

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* In OrionsArm WebOriginal/OrionsArm not only does the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica US Balkanize]] divide]] but the [=EU=] EU eventually develops into the European Federation, but that isn't mentioned much as most of the interesting stuff happens thousands of years after humanity is driven off earth.
* The German-dominated Greater European Economic Union or GEEU for short in DecadesOfDarkness WebOriginal/DecadesOfDarkness unites most of Europe outside [[TheFederation the Russian Federation]].



* Music critic and analyst Simon Reynolds said this of {{trance}} music.

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* Music critic and analyst Simon Reynolds said this of {{trance}} music.music in the early 2000s.
28th Mar '16 1:23:47 PM KizunaTallis
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* Music critic and analyst Simon Reynolds said this of {{trance}} music.
-->''...there is a European soulfulness to trance... Listen to today's trance, and you think of the pristine beauty of a modern unified Europe the high-speed trains, the pedestrian-only boulevards of city-center shopping districts.''
27th Feb '16 11:17:05 AM dalek955
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*One newspaper opinion comic titled "Neue Weltordnung?[[labelnote:*]]New world order?[[/labelnote]]" showed a pair of maps labeled 'before' and 'after', depicting the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. The first showed the patchwork of European countries abutting the Soviet Union, while the second showed a patchwork of ex-Soviet countries abutting the new European Union.
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6th Jan '16 2:39:06 PM margdean56
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* In Samantha Shannon's ''Literature/TheBoneSeason'' SCION controls nine European nations, not all of them named (Britain, Ireland, France, Greece, Serbia and Sweden are). How much autonomy the various countries governments have isn't really gotten into although Britain and Ireland are completely under its control.

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* In Samantha Shannon's ''Literature/TheBoneSeason'' SCION controls nine European nations, not all of them named (Britain, Ireland, France, Greece, Serbia and Sweden are). How much autonomy the various countries countries' governments have isn't really gotten into although Britain and Ireland are completely under its control.



* Europe is, for all intents and purposes, one political entity in Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/WolfishNature''. This is in contrast to the US (Alaska split off), Canada (split in 2), and Russia (Siberia split off). Additionally, there's a MiddleEasternCoalition of sorts, and a barely-mentioned nation called Sinojapan.
* Gareth L. Powell's ''AcK Ack Macaque'' series takes place in an AlternateHistory with a European Commonwealth dominated by the United Kingdom of Britain, France, Northern Ireland and Norway.

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* Europe is, for all intents and purposes, one political entity in Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/WolfishNature''. This is in contrast to the US (Alaska split off), Canada (split in 2), two), and Russia (Siberia split off). Additionally, there's a MiddleEasternCoalition of sorts, and a barely-mentioned nation called Sinojapan.
* Gareth L. Powell's ''AcK ''[=AcK Ack Macaque'' Macaque=]'' series takes place in an AlternateHistory with a European Commonwealth dominated by the United Kingdom of Britain, France, Northern Ireland and Norway.
6th Jan '16 2:34:20 PM margdean56
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In RealLife, the UsefulNotes/EuropeanUnion is a free-trade area that has gradually evolved to include 'common policy' in areas such as agriculture, standards, border controls, etc etc etc, and has many characteristics of [[TheFederation a federation]], like a common currency throughout most member states,[[note]]Great Britain and most of Scandinavia are in the EU but not the Eurozone[[/note]] an elected parliament, a motto [[note]]("United in diversity")[[/note]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthem_of_Europe an anthem]] and a court of justice (while technically, it remains at best confederation due to states remaining independent). While some have called it a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation#Alleged_de_facto_federations de facto federation]], it is still a long way off being one country, and there is still a great amount of debate about the subject between people who are opposed to expanding the European Union's power and those who are in favour of political unification. Likewise, there is debate on exactly ''how'' the EU is supposed to be run, considering how its structure is unlike that of the USA.

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In RealLife, the UsefulNotes/EuropeanUnion is a free-trade area that has gradually evolved to include 'common policy' in areas such as agriculture, standards, border controls, etc etc etc, and has many characteristics of [[TheFederation a federation]], like a common currency throughout most member states,[[note]]Great Britain and most of Scandinavia are in the EU but not the Eurozone[[/note]] an elected parliament, a motto [[note]]("United in diversity")[[/note]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthem_of_Europe an anthem]] and a court of justice (while technically, it remains at best a confederation due to states remaining independent). While some have called it a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation#Alleged_de_facto_federations de facto federation]], it is still a long way off being one country, and there is still a great amount of debate about the subject between people who are opposed to expanding the European Union's power and those who are in favour of political unification. Likewise, there is debate on exactly ''how'' the EU is supposed to be run, considering how its structure is unlike that of the USA.
6th Jan '16 2:32:14 PM margdean56
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This is when all of Europe becomes united under a single powerful government that either supercedes or in extreme cases supplants the traditional national governments of Europe. Usually, the government in question takes the form of an expanded version of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion, or is a clear {{Expy}} thereof. This trope is often found in stories that take place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.

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This is when all of Europe becomes united under a single powerful government that either supercedes supersedes or in extreme cases supplants the traditional national governments of Europe. Usually, the government in question takes the form of an expanded version of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion, or is a clear {{Expy}} thereof. This trope is often found in stories that take place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
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