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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.
16th Dec '15 10:49:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TranshumanSpace'' has an expanded EU (including Montreal), but only slightly increased powers (the main one being the Genetic Regulation Agency, which polices the Europe-wide ban on bioroid slavery). Several sourcebooks note that Europe has very few federal powers.
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* ''TranshumanSpace'' ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'' has an expanded EU (including Montreal), but only slightly increased powers (the main one being the Genetic Regulation Agency, which polices the Europe-wide ban on bioroid slavery). Several sourcebooks note that Europe has very few federal powers.

* Partially averted in Ground Zero Games' 'verse (used for the miniatures games ''FullThrust'', ''[[TankGoodness Dirtside II]]'' and ''[[TheSquad Stargrunt II]]'': Europe has actually split into the New Swabian League (Germany and Austria), the Federal States of Europe (France, Spain, Italy), and the Scandanavian Federation (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and a reluctant Finland). Britain, meanwhile, is part of the New Anglian Confederation (which also includes the US and Canada).
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* Partially averted in Ground Zero Games' 'verse (used for the miniatures games ''FullThrust'', ''TabletopGame/FullThrust'', ''[[TankGoodness Dirtside II]]'' and ''[[TheSquad Stargrunt II]]'': Europe has actually split into the New Swabian League (Germany and Austria), the Federal States of Europe (France, Spain, Italy), and the Scandanavian Federation (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and a reluctant Finland). Britain, meanwhile, is part of the New Anglian Confederation (which also includes the US and Canada).
14th Dec '15 7:01:15 AM ChronoLegion
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* Implied to be the case in the first ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'' novel, where the three power blocs that finance the [[SpaceNavy United Space Forces]] are the [[ExpandedStatesOfAmerica United States and Canada]] (USC), the Eurasian Union (Russia), and the EU. China, the Middle East, and the rest of the world are kept out of space. This trope then flows into OneWorldOrder between the first and second novels (a 37-year gap), where the UN is turned into the more powerful World Parliament. Later, this lays the foundation for the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]], as humanity expands to other star systems and establishes colonies.
14th Dec '15 6:55:30 AM ChronoLegion
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* It's not stated in ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'', but the forces sent to the DividedStatesOfAmerica to stop the civil war are made up of units from various European countries under a single command structure.
5th Sep '15 5:06:51 PM hamza678
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' gives this a nod - Earth is still run by various nations, but the only powers ever talked about are China, an expanded and reorganized United States of America (now including Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands), and the European Union. By 2186, the United Kingdom is implied to ''still'' be a [[WithEuropeButNotOfIt seperate entity]] from the European Union however.
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' gives this a nod - Earth is still run by various nations, but the only powers ever talked about are China, an expanded and reorganized United States of America (now including Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands), and the European Union. By 2186, the United Kingdom is implied to ''still'' be a [[WithEuropeButNotOfIt [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt seperate entity]] from the European Union however.
5th Sep '15 5:05:19 PM hamza678
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A recurring phenomenon in this trope, especially if the creator is British or American, is that [[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 [[WithEuropeButNotOfIt [[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.
5th Sep '15 4:00:25 PM nombretomado
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It was also very real before that: See [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Charlemagne]], [[UsefulNotes/LEtatCestMoi Louis XIV]], NapoleonBonaparte, and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler as attempts to violently unify Europe. Oh yeah, there's also AncientRome, which actually succeeded in unifying much of what is now southern Europe and was the example many of the aforementioned leaders sought to emulate.
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It was also very real before that: See [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Charlemagne]], [[UsefulNotes/LEtatCestMoi Louis XIV]], NapoleonBonaparte, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler as attempts to violently unify Europe. Oh yeah, there's also AncientRome, which actually succeeded in unifying much of what is now southern Europe and was the example many of the aforementioned leaders sought to emulate.
2nd Aug '15 12:54:24 PM nombretomado
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** ''GundamSEED'' and ''GundamSEEDDestiny'' has the Eurasian Federation, a member of the Earth Alliance which (unusually for this trope) includes all of Russia and the Middle East as well as Europe proper. ** ''{{Gundam 00}}'' gives us the Advanced European Union as one of the world's three superpowers, which is (as the name suggests) basically the European Union TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
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** ''GundamSEED'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''GundamSEEDDestiny'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' has the Eurasian Federation, a member of the Earth Alliance which (unusually for this trope) includes all of Russia and the Middle East as well as Europe proper. ** ''{{Gundam 00}}'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' gives us the Advanced European Union as one of the world's three superpowers, which is (as the name suggests) basically the European Union TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
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