Accession Number:

ADA280770

Title:

New Superpower, The European Union

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Will the early years of the next century see the birth of a new economic and military superpower in the form of the European Union, or will the old nationalisms destroy the new political union The end of World War II was the turning point for a successful reconstruction of Europe, and at that time there was a clear conviction among European leaders that the old system of competition between states must be replaced by cooperation that would not allow any country to threaten the others. The success of reconstruction was so big that companies and commercial activities became countries small from the economical point of view. It was necessary to expand the economic boundaries by one had and by the other to increase cooperation to affront enterprises that transcended individual nations. The process started slowly and sped up with the time. Today the integration process goes faster and soon the trespassing competencies from the nations to the Commission will require the sovereignty renounce in some parcels of the power. Here there is the same question, will the European nations give their financial and political sovereignty up What will be the power of this new supernation There are reasons to think that sooner or later there will be a supernation in Europe that becomes, probably not a military superpower but without a doubt an economic power.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE