A Post- or Super-Nationality in the European Union
On 26 May 2014 elections for the European Parliament took place, and Europe was shocked by the success of right-wing parties supporting their states' secession from the European Union (EU). The most successful party of that ilk was Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP), closely followed by France’s National Front, led by Marine le Pen. Can the effect of such an outcome be estimated? Can Britain’s future in the EU be differentiated from that of France? And - more comprehensively - can the future of the EU itself be predicted?
The purpose of this series is to find the true level of national identity within the European Union, probing whether a given state-nationality will prevail, whether that nationality is sufficiently stable and, if not, whether a consolidation process, forming a single Pan-European nationality, exists, which can replace the state-nationality system.
This series clarifies the role that each European group might play within the EU, if at all. Hence, the series explains and foresees why UKIP seriously intends to fulfill its promise to extract Britain from the EU, while France’s National Front settles for just declaring an intention to leave the EU. The series also explains why the German chancellor’s dominant role in furthering the consolidation of the EU is foreseen to continue in the future. The series explains why only the British value their national identity more than their European identity, and, correspondingly, why they and their empire single-handedly withstood the massive German attack at the onset of World War II. It also delineates why France’s national commitment vanished as millions of French fled the German forces, along with most of the French army, and why did France capitulate within three weeks of the Belgian surrender.
This ten volume series, about ten European groups – the German, the French, the Spanish, the Italian, the British, the Dutch, the Polish, the Hungarian, the Bulgarian and the Swedish – provides the reader with a fresh outlook on each of these groups, and consequently may shed light on the European Union and its future political and sociological prospects, as it deals with typical behavioral patterns within each group, how those patterns have been created, and in what way and to what extent history shaped that group to be unique.
Each of those groups experienced foundational events that have affected its motives – motives that may influence the future of the European Union. The series ties those groups’ specific histories with the overall course of European history during the last 1,500 years. It specifies which motives the various groups have engendered in the course of their histories, and explains how those motives may be expected to affect the future of the European Union.
One of the arguments put forward by this series is that the two “World Wars” were, in reality, one European civil war, albeit in conjunction with relatively-marginal events outside of Europe. Thus, like other civil wars, it served as an economic catalyst for Europe and helped to shape a new Pan-European national identity.
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