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Total estimates of European Union defense and security spending vary between $200 and 300 billion, depending on what is included. That might be well under half that of the United States, but by some assessments it still outstrips both Russia and China combined.
Even, so, it is probably in America's interests to oppose this because of the imperial history of Europe.
If a single EU military were to happen, I'd imagine a worldwide cringe would take place (especially in Asia and Africa). History shows that Europe is willing to be aggressive towards foreign nations.
If you're going to try and be smart, I'd do my homework. The people in Europe 12k years ago are not the same people who now occupy Europe from France eastwards. The people of present day UK are largely (something like 69% gentically) of the same group that was here Pre-Roman times with the bulk of the continental population having migrated after the fall of the Empire in c600AD
It has nothing to do with the US?
And Europe has a far deeper and pervasive imperial history than America. America itself is a European colony. So are all of the countries in both North and South America. The vast majority of Africa was colonized, as were the Middle East and India, Australia, and many islands.
The British need to be removed of all powers military-wise as soon as possible and all powers should be handed over to the EU.
Month after month the UK removes rights and freedoms from its citizens.
The EU court tries to protect us but I don't think they can keep up.
Originally posted by purplemer
It is about time this happened. Europe has a shared and very bloody history.It would be nice to see us working together. The US made a sham in Kosovo it would be good to see such matters dealt with internally..
Actually the EU made a sham of Kosovo. The US only came in to clean up their mess, back then there was talk of a EU Army and the USA thought "great, finally some help". Shortly afterwards the EU proved how inept it was and America began looking towards China as a future global partner.
Can the Eurozone afford to increase this type of activity?