History UsefulNotes / TheEuropeanUnion

26th Jun '16 8:20:09 AM MrThorfan64
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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in), [[ASpotOfTea tea]] and for possessing the largest [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire empire]] ever. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union due to its status as an island nation and its pride for the many contributions its people have given the world such as [[UsefulNotes/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], among other things. In 2016, it held a referendum on if it will be leaving the EU. Due to how passionate many are on either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed further. For the record, Vote Leave won. Cue OhCrap from the stock markets and Brussels.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in), [[ASpotOfTea tea]] and for possessing the largest [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire empire]] ever. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union due to its status as an island nation and its pride for the many contributions its people have given the world such as [[UsefulNotes/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], among other things. In 2016, it held a referendum on if it will be leaving the EU. Due to how passionate many are on either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed further. For the record, Vote Leave won. won, 52% to 48%. Cue OhCrap from the stock markets markets, Brussels, and Brussels.a lot of British business.
25th Jun '16 5:47:02 AM FordPrefect
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* ''{{Literature/Beatles}}'', a Norwegian novel written in 1983, tells the story of four teenage boys living in Oslo in {{the sixties}}. The debate heating up to the referendum keeping Norway ''outside'' the then-EEC, features prominently in the last chapters, as the main story ends referendum night, September 25 1972. The standing result of 53,7 percent for the "no" side is a {{happy ending}} in the book. Quite ironic in hindsight when describing the lasting sentiment in the same country that later handed the NobelPeacePrice to the same union.

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* ''{{Literature/Beatles}}'', a Norwegian novel written in 1983, tells the story of four teenage boys living in Oslo in {{the sixties}}. The debate heating up to the referendum keeping Norway ''outside'' the then-EEC, features prominently in the last chapters, as the main story ends referendum night, September 25 1972. The standing result of 53,7 percent for the "no" side is a {{happy ending}} in the book. Quite ironic in hindsight when describing the lasting sentiment in the same country that later handed the NobelPeacePrice NobelPeacePrize to the same union.
25th Jun '16 5:46:20 AM FordPrefect
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* Crops up quite often in Axis Powers Hetalia fics, although it rarely gets a character of its own. One notable use of it is in the fanfiction ''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41560217#t41560217 Margins]]'', an AU in which Nations are physically barred from crossing their boarders unless they in some way belong to another country (in which case they can go anywhere within that country's boarders as well). [[spoiler:The EU's formation at the end provides some of the most far-reaching freedom the Nations get and is represented by a cute little brown-haired girl that Belgium and Austria find.]]

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* Crops up quite often in Axis Powers Hetalia fics, although it rarely gets a character of its own. One notable use of it is in the fanfiction ''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/15769.html?thread=41560217#t41560217 Margins]]'', an AU in which Nations are physically barred from crossing their boarders borders unless they in some way belong to another country (in which case they can go anywhere within that country's boarders borders as well). [[spoiler:The EU's formation at the end provides some of the most far-reaching freedom the Nations get and is represented by a cute little brown-haired girl that Belgium and Austria find.]]
23rd Jun '16 9:35:59 PM Digifiend
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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in), [[ASpotOfTea tea]] and for possessing the largest [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire empire]] ever. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union due to its status as an island nation and its pride for the many contributions its people have given the world such as [[UsefulNotes/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], among other things. In 2016, it will be holding a referendum on if it will be leaving the EU. Due to how passionate many are on either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed further.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in), [[ASpotOfTea tea]] and for possessing the largest [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire empire]] ever. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union due to its status as an island nation and its pride for the many contributions its people have given the world such as [[UsefulNotes/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], among other things. In 2016, it will be holding held a referendum on if it will be leaving the EU. Due to how passionate many are on either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed further.
further. For the record, Vote Leave won. Cue OhCrap from the stock markets and Brussels.
11th Jun '16 3:21:41 AM BDLG
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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union. In 2016, it will be holding a referendum on if it will be leaving the EU. Due to how passionate many are on either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed further.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and in), [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. tea]] and for possessing the largest [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire empire]] ever. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union.Union due to its status as an island nation and its pride for the many contributions its people have given the world such as [[UsefulNotes/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], among other things. In 2016, it will be holding a referendum on if it will be leaving the EU. Due to how passionate many are on either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed further.
10th Jun '16 1:03:12 PM Twinna
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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union. In 2016 it will be holding a referendum on if they will be leaving the EU. Due to passionate many are either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union. In 2016 2016, it will be holding a referendum on if they it will be leaving the EU. Due to how passionate many are on either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed.
discussed further.
10th Jun '16 11:31:49 AM Twinna
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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union. In 2016 it will be holding a referendum on if they will be leaving the EU. Due to how [[Basebreaker passionate]] many are either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union. In 2016 it will be holding a referendum on if they will be leaving the EU. Due to how [[Basebreaker passionate]] passionate many are either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed.
10th Jun '16 11:31:03 AM Twinna
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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union.
Union. In 2016 it will be holding a referendum on if they will be leaving the EU. Due to how [[Basebreaker passionate]] many are either side of the issue, it would be [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment best]] if the issue is not discussed.
20th May '16 9:18:12 PM KYCubbie
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* UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} -- one of the founder members. The most famous Belgian is a [[HerculePoirot fictional detective]], although a real tennis player and a rather nasty long-dead colonial king come close. Also home (along with France) to [[FrancoBelgianComics a comics industry]] that has found widespread success abroad. ''{{Tintin}}'' is probably the most prominent of these. Became a swear word in ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', which was co-opted by ''{{Neighbours}}'' of all shows. Famous for its chocolate, waffles and beer. Has a university library that got burnt down in both World Wars and got rebuilt both times.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} -- one of the founder members. The most famous Belgian is a [[HerculePoirot fictional detective]], although a couple of real tennis player players[[note]]Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters[[/note]], a real cyclist[[note]]Eddy Merckx[[/note]] and a rather nasty long-dead colonial king king[[note]]Leopold II, notorious for his highly exploitative rule over the Congo Free State, now DR Congo[[/note]] come close. Also home (along with France) to [[FrancoBelgianComics a comics industry]] that has found widespread success abroad. ''{{Tintin}}'' is probably the most prominent of these. Became a swear word in ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', which was co-opted by ''{{Neighbours}}'' ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' of all shows. Famous for its chocolate, waffles and beer. Has a university library that got burnt down in both World Wars and got rebuilt both times.



* UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic -- also a 2004 entry. Formerly CommieLand, when it was part of Czechoslovakia. Prefers to think of itself as "Central Europe" than "Eastern Europe". Literary greats Creator/FranzKafka, [[TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing Milan Kundera]], and Vaclav Havel (who became the country's first president) are from here, although Kafka might have looked at you funny if you called him Czech (he was a German-speaking Jew). Mostly famous for its beautiful capital, Prague.

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* UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic -- also a 2004 entry. Formerly CommieLand, when it was part of Czechoslovakia. Prefers to think of itself as "Central Europe" than "Eastern Europe". Literary greats Creator/FranzKafka, [[TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing Milan Kundera]], and Vaclav Václav Havel (who became the country's first president) are from here, although Kafka might have looked at you funny if you called him Czech (he was a German-speaking Jew). Mostly famous for its beautiful capital, Prague.



* UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}} -- formerly part of the Soviet Union, they really didn't enjoy it and were one of the first countries to break away. Joined in 2004 and was a pretty well off country ... before their economy crashed in the current global recession-crisis-thing. Known for its internet capabilities (it had been called the most wired country in Europe) No real tropes associated with Estonia -- it's not covered in fiction much.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}} -- formerly part of the Soviet Union, they really didn't enjoy it and were one of the first countries to break away. Joined in 2004 and was a pretty well off country ... before their economy crashed in the current global recession-crisis-thing. Known for its internet capabilities (it had been called the most wired country in Europe) Europe). No real tropes associated with Estonia -- it's not covered in fiction much.



* UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} -- joined in 1995 and is frequently rated as one of the best countries in the world to live. Depicted as NorseByNorsewest, but maintains that it belongs to a different cultural tradition. The distinguishing characteristics of its own one are snow, alcohol and self-pity. Has a national inferiority complex, uses being full of rocks, trees and water as its main attraction, is relatively large and sparsely populated, too damn cold and too damn dark; is thus the local equivalent of Canada. Every one of its residents may or may not be [[Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld switchblade-carrying black magicians according to the Danes]]. Famous exports include metal bands by the bucketful, including but not limited to {{Lordi}}, Music/{{Nightwish}}, and SonataArctica. Notable contributions to the world include the MolotovCocktail, the SaunaOfDeath, several great racing drivers, and [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha history's most deadly sniper ever]]. [[{{Spamalot}} That's the country for me!]]

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* UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} -- joined in 1995 and is frequently rated as one of the best countries in the world to live. Depicted as NorseByNorsewest, but maintains that it belongs to a different cultural tradition. The distinguishing characteristics of its own one are snow, alcohol and self-pity. Has a national inferiority complex, uses being full of rocks, trees and water as its main attraction, is relatively large and sparsely populated, too damn cold and too damn dark; is thus the local equivalent of Canada. Every one of its residents may or may not be [[Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld switchblade-carrying black magicians according to the Danes]]. Famous exports include metal bands by the bucketful, including but not limited to {{Lordi}}, Music/{{Lordi}}, Music/{{Nightwish}}, and SonataArctica.Music/SonataArctica. Notable contributions to the world include the MolotovCocktail, the SaunaOfDeath, several great racing drivers, and [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha history's most deadly sniper ever]]. [[{{Spamalot}} [[Theatre/{{Spamalot}} That's the country for me!]]



* UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} -- In the present day most strongly associated with migrant construction workers and Catholicism, which is not really justified. And [[VodkaDrunkenski vodka]]. Played a crucial role in overthrowing Communism. A bit of an unfortunate ButtMonkey in the course of European history. Joined in 2004.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} -- In the present day most strongly associated with migrant construction workers and Catholicism, which is not really justified. And [[VodkaDrunkenski vodka]].{{vodka|Drunkenski}}. Played a crucial role in overthrowing Communism. A bit of an unfortunate ButtMonkey in the course of European history. Joined in 2004.



* UsefulNotes/{{Slovakia}} -- [[{{Garfunkel}} the other half of the former Czechoslovakia]]. Infamous for the ''Hostel'' movies, it's not really like that. Somewhat poorer than its Czech brother and not nearly as well-known.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Slovakia}} -- [[{{Garfunkel}} [[LesserStar the other half of the former Czechoslovakia]]. Infamous for the ''Hostel'' movies, it's not really like that. Somewhat poorer than its Czech brother and not nearly as well-known.



* UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} -- Once had a colonial empire, before losing it rather quickly in the 19th century. A restored monarchy since the collapse of the fascist government which was ruled by someone known to most Americans [[Series/SaturdayNightLive because of his long lasting death]]. (Yes, he's still dead.) Home to a lot of British ex-pats and certain islands are famous (or infamous) for their clubbing, although the huge amount of German ex-pats in said islands practically make it part of Germany. Joined in 1986. Famous authors Creator/GeorgeOrwell and Creator/ErnestHemingway fought in its Civil War in the 1930s. ([[ForegoneConclusion The Republicans lost]].)

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* UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} -- Once had a colonial empire, before losing it rather quickly in the 19th century. A restored monarchy since the collapse of the fascist government which was ruled by someone known to most Americans [[Series/SaturdayNightLive because of his long lasting death]]. (Yes, he's still dead.) Home to a lot of British ex-pats expats and certain islands are famous (or infamous) for their clubbing, although the huge amount of German ex-pats expats in said islands practically make it part of Germany. Joined in 1986. Famous authors Creator/GeorgeOrwell and Creator/ErnestHemingway fought in its Civil War in the 1930s. ([[ForegoneConclusion The Republicans lost]].)



* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically Charles de Gaulle) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} -- properly, the United Kingdom -- see UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem. Joined in 1972. They wanted to join earlier, but France (specifically [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle Charles de Gaulle) Gaulle]]) put the kibosh on that, one excuse being that Britain wasn't a part of Europe. [[FrenchJerk Twice]]. Known for being HeterosexualLifePartners with America and its former colonies (including a couple of minor wars they both fought in) and [[ASpotOfTea tea]]. Has quite easily the most [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOFIt antagonistic relationship]] with the Union.



* The President of the European Council -- kind of a representative president, but the job description is still a bit murky at the time. Currently held by Donald Tusk. The Anglophone media often calls him "President of The European Union", [[InsistentTerminology which both him and the Brussels administration say it's not true]].

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* The President of the European Council -- kind of a representative president, but the job description is still a bit murky at the time. Currently held by Donald Tusk. The Anglophone media often calls him "President of The European Union", [[InsistentTerminology which both him he and the Brussels administration say it's is not true]].



It should be noted, that many aspects of a united Europe actually have little or nothing to do with the European Union itself. There are several dozen organizations and treaties that unite European countries in some way or another. While many of these are connected to the EU, like the European currency, the free trade area, Schengen area and customs union, some like the [[UsefulNotes/{{ESA}} European Space Agency]] or [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] and UEFA are not affiliated with the EU at all. They all have different sets of members and keep expanding and changing all the time, so it can be hard to keep track of who is part of what at any given moment. The main force which holds the confederation tight together is the reliance on an European budget which can provide funding for what is needed in member states' large scale projects, according to a very complex and convoluted regulation system.

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It should be noted, noted that many aspects of a united Europe actually have little or nothing to do with the European Union itself. There are several dozen organizations and treaties that unite European countries in some way or another. While many of these are connected to the EU, like the European currency, the free trade area, Schengen area and customs union, some like the [[UsefulNotes/{{ESA}} European Space Agency]] or [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] and UEFA [[UsefulNotes/EuroFooty UEFA]] are not affiliated with the EU at all. They all have different sets of members and keep expanding and changing all the time, so it can be hard to keep track of who is part of what at any given moment. The main force which holds the confederation tight together is the reliance on an European budget which can provide funding for what is needed in member states' large scale large-scale projects, according to a very complex and convoluted regulation system.



* UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories: for a long time, while the EU only had twelve members, paranoid Americans of a fundamentalist religious bent considered this to be the Satanic conspiracy represented in the Book of Revelations by the twelve-headed monster emerging from the sea, which would be the Anti-Christ's most loyal supporter. The emergence of the EU was thus a God-given sign, for those with eyes to see, of the Armageddon and the End of Days. This theological nuance has gone out of fashion somewhat after the EU gradually expanded to twenty-eight members.

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* UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories: for a long time, while the EU only had twelve members, paranoid Americans of a fundamentalist religious bent considered this to be the Satanic conspiracy represented in the Book of Revelations Revelation by the twelve-headed monster emerging from the sea, which would be the Anti-Christ's most loyal supporter. The emergence of the EU was thus a God-given sign, for those with eyes to see, of the Armageddon and the End of Days. This theological nuance has gone out of fashion somewhat after the EU gradually expanded to twenty-eight members.



** A cynical observer would note that most of the American making these rather loopy prophecies are A: far-right Dominionists, and B: Protestant, which makes it natural that they might ascribe Satanic characteristics to a left-liberal (by American standards) confederation which includes many Catholics.

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** A cynical observer would note that most of the American Americans making these rather loopy prophecies are A: far-right Dominionists, and B: Protestant, which makes it natural that they might ascribe Satanic characteristics to a left-liberal (by American standards) confederation which includes many Catholics.
5th Apr '16 4:05:10 PM aurora-australis
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* King Europe, who seems to be the EU, appears as a character in ScandinaviaAndTheWorld.

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* King Europe, who seems to be the EU, appears as a character in ScandinaviaAndTheWorld.
Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld.
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