posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 01:47 PM
Given the current economic crisis, the United States of Europe / The EU / The European constitution would benefit Europeans.
Being in my early 20s and having lived in the UK all my life and having visited France often (thanks to the channel tunnel making it half an hour away
yay!) and seeing the improvement literally year on year over there since 1999, I honestly believe that EU citizens would see a huge increase in
quality of life if all the EU states were to become united as one country.
Lets face it the EU is essentially a form of the fedaral government as it stands at the minute, where each EU member state has slightly different laws
but the EU has the final say on certain subjects. Theres is no doubt the UK is suffering for not taking up the euro back in jan of 2002, where France
has a wage at 1.5x the UK earnings, and the Euro is now equal to the pound.
Needless to mention that by having a standard currency for the Eurozone gives every member country a higher PPP than a stand alone country in this age
where countries witth higher populations such as India and China are gaining the economic advantage due to technology there catching up and the sheer
weight of numbers.
Even Americans must admit that they would rather see the bulk of global power kept within the western hemisphere, and I personally believe that if
every single state within the EU were to join the Euro (including the UK, although i think this will happen either way in the end, if you look at the
new style £20 note there is no doubt they are conditioning us for the euro - it's almost exactly the same design) and then hand over power to a
single European government, this is the last hope of the western world. Wouldn't ypu rather see the western hemisphere retain power.
Personally I'd like to see a union of both Europe and North America, lets face it we all have a similar quality of life and similar world views. The
beauty of the western world is the freedom of speech we are allowed, so some of you will disagree. Thats just my opinion though.