• The USA did it!

    The United States of America was able to successfully unite into one country despite so many differences in race, religion, political beliefs, etc. Many people speak different languages in the USA. There is Spanish, English, Chinese, many European languages and even native languages of the Americas and the Pacific. Diversity is only a problem if you make it one. Europe has worked plenty well together under the EU, but it is not enough. Europe was once a boiling pot of dictators, instability and wars much like Africa and the Middle East today. Although a big step, I think merging as many countries in Europe as possible into one would make an undisputed world superpower. Currently, all of Europe relies on their own European neighbors. Much of Europe is part of the Schengen Area, which allows free passage through Europe. Much of Europe uses the Euro, and even without it most of Europe relies economically on cooperation with their neighbors. As much as, again, it would be a huge step and a huge change, in the long run it would turn out well. The best set up would obviously be much like the USA as a Federation, with each European country being a state like the states of the USA. Maybe it could even solve the seperatist problem in Europe. Of course, many countries would object but I think it would be fair to allow all countries in Europe a chance to join at any time if they so choose (besides Russia and maybe Turkey).

  • Yes but we need to find a common languish

    We need to find a common languish. Maybe we need to make one that is really strict whit few simple rules and no exceptions. This would enable it to be easy to learn. Maybe even phonetic so its easy to write down.
    Than a system to not lose your culture you just learn your mother languish but the second languish would be this union languish.

  • We basically are ONE country now.

    And it is the greatest country in the world! I don't understand the haters; if they wish to leave they're free to go because the EU is also a free country. Now all that we need is use our resources as one country. It's about time our passports are being issued in Brussels and not by individual member states.

  • "United in diversity"

    Well, I think if you look at the actions of the European Greens, you can say we have an integrated approach to politics. We are working to solve the financial, ecological and political crises, and we are making the democratisation of Europe our priority. In our arguments, in our behavior, in our politics, we have a positive idea of Europe, and a positive idea for the ecological transition that is necessary to deliver a sustainable future.

  • Unity is strength

    We are slowly becoming a group of fledgling states, squabbling over petty matters. United we would be the most economically, militaristic and social advanced country, a symbol for all the world to emulate and awe. We need to evolve past our differences to prosper in the modern world. We would be the next superpower, far exceeding any that came before.

  • It could be...

    Yes I believe that in roughly 50 years time it will become The United States of Europe similar to the USA....
    Separate states within a greater union,individual state laws plus one overall union law,one currency,one army but with (like the USA )state regiments like the National Guard,although most will detest what I have written it is the general overall plan for Europe,it`s worked for the USA and over their 230 year history has shown that united is stronger,
    The fact is that that is what is planned,the children being born now will more than likely grow up in a Europe us older ones will find quite odd,,

  • Globalization is the key to success

    If the EU becomes a country, this will have a substantial benefit on the economy of the whole world. Bigger trade, better communication, more science research and so on. However I don't think there should be an official language because this would cause negative tension between the states.
    Borders increase the world suck. Nationalism is the worst way to do anything.

  • 1) Language - More prospects , 2) Unifying cultures - Real values always survive

    1) All that language variety makes only problems for ambitious people, who'd like to realize their dreams, but don't want to pay the price of becoming barely communicative and unable to express themselves. What are the good aspects, on the other hand? Fun with learning them? What kind of an argument is this, when look at all the downsides?
    2) Unifying cultures... They say "truth can defend itself". The same with value of "culural values". In such a blend, many useless, and pointless stuff regarding mentality would be finally gotten rid of, and replaced by real values, that all those cultures would agree for.

  • It's a good idea.

    Europe is falling into debt, as shown by the falling of Greece into debt. Also, Europe's countries are reliant on each other. If they united, then they would be a much stronger power, able to catapult themselves out of their debt, and making them a true world power, not a grouping of small countries held together by a single alliance.

  • Europe will rise as a singular power.

    Why do I make this statement one might ask?

    Simple, Europeans have always been at war in the past. Yet today due to corrupt governments who make it their life goal to breed us out, we have no one to turn to but our European brothers.

    As grim and horrible as it might sound, we got a choice... Unite or die.

    But this will not happen through the European Union, as Europeans become enraged with the Economic, Multicultural, Political and other policies of these types an extreme right is given a rise., all over Europe.

    What in my mind will most likely happen is a Nationalist and Isolationist Europe, that looks to no other but probably Russia which is also basically Europe.

    To point out the symptoms of what I have just said.

    Violence towards European is at it's peak coming from Foreigners. Result is that the extreme right rises, look at the Dutch Freedom party, the Greek Golden dawn etc etc etc.

    Europe is the pride of it's people and it's people will under no circumstance let it fall. So if Europeans get the choice I previously stated it will Unite against Non Europeans and it will most likely go for "Ethnical Cleansing", "Economic Independance" and in these manners it will rise up to be a wealthy Superpower and it will most likely remain the only Superpower.

    People do not realize that Europe is like Heaven on earth, but in due time they will.

  • No, Europe should not become one country.

    Europe is very vast and encompasses a large land mass and many millions of people. There are many different ethnicities, cultures and languages. It would be very difficut to meld all the nationalities into one big country. The countries using the Euro do have much in common, but making one big country does not seem prudent.

  • Different Countries with Different Cultures

    Why isn't anyone talking about unifying Central and South America? After all, most speak Spanish and they share the same culture. Europe has different countries with different cultures and different languages are spoken throughout the continent. Western Europe is different from Eastern Europe. Which country would be leading? Who would be in charge? All those who said "yes"- do you really think people would be so willing to give up their culture and their history?

  • The European Union is turning into another 'soviet union'

    If you look across the continent of Europe, you'll see a wide verity of languages, cultures, food and political belief's.

    At this moment in time, the European Union is turning into a bigger United Kingdom. For example, the European union has the same current across a large number of countries, open boarders, a capital city, Brussels, a parliament and a central bank.

    If you haven't gathered already, the European Union is slowly turning into something the soviet union once was.

    Happy independence day, Great Britain!

  • It is fundamentally impossible to unite the European continent into one political entity.

    The history of the European continent has in large part been moulded by the repeated attempts of various people inhabiting it or invading it to conquer it all. Imperialism has been a given ever since the Roman Empire collapsed. But that empire was mediterranean and no empire in history has succeeded in achieving full conquest of the continent.

    But now, for the first time a new idea has been tested: how about we try to conquer the continent not by weapons, but by stealth and boredom. Yes, a bunch of bureaucrats is now attempting to rule Europe and make no mistake, while they came closer than any other previous empire to span the entire continent, their attempts will prove to be vain as well.

    Already the Brits are packing their luggage and are in the way out. It stands to reason that the next to last empire builders of Europe would recognize what is going on here, despite the subtlety of the eurodeception. And more are to follow. The EU is creaking from all parts. The bureaucrats are trying to place their hand on the armed force because their verbiage and paperwork is not sufficient anymore to keep their union together.

    In 1789 a vaccine was introduced in France to empire building. It has swept the European continent ever since and let to the downfall of the German, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Russian empires. It is the idea of national sovereignity. Once again, the peoples of Europe are ceizing on this idea to get themselves out of the quagmire of empire. The road to freedom is still long and fraught with traps, but it is inevitable that the empire will disappear. Even if the people don't wake up, the EU will collapse under its own inertia.

  • Is it what the people want

    As a hole it is up to the people, but each country might have different views on such topics such as immigration depending on who there country boarder. If someone came into your country and tried to start makeing changes that u didnt agree with wouldn't u be mad. If I went to another country I would think I should change to fit in not try to change everyone else. It seems the EU is already just that so what would really change. Let each country govern themselves and deal with there own problems. Remember the people should run the government not the other way around. One group governing a large area don't know the people the same as a group of people governing a small area. An area I would think they lived in and understood the problems of the people in that area

  • No to soulless mass

    I really wouldn't like that. People would just lose their cultural identities. Now we can enrich Europe, every country brings in something different. If we were like USA we would lose our soul, just mass production of new economic and military force would begin, is that what we really want?

  • No to Europe the Country, Yes to Europe the Continent!

    All member states have different views, visions, languages, traditions and ways of doing things. Nobody asked for their country to join such an undemocratic, monetarily wasteful, bureaucratic European Union - where Merkel says "jump" and the spineless puppet governments of the other member states squeal "how high?". Do what she says or do what she says. We have no say. And for David Cameron to stand there in Westminster and lie through his teeth (which isn't a rarity for him) and say that Britain has a voice in the EU is just plain bull. We will not only survive by leaving the EU, we will thrive. How? Well, not having to pump £12bn+ into an EU account in Brussels that has not been signed off/published ever, not being shackled to ludicrous legislation and red tape, being able to say who can come in and who can stay (Australian-Style Points System) and finally - make our own Free Trade Agreements with growing and emerging economies. Unfortunately, the established British politicians for too long have turned their backs on the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is unique and united through diversity. It is much respected by the British and other Commonwealth Citizens because it does not dictate to them how to run their everyday lives with crippling and ridiculous legislation. The Commonwealth of Nations recognizes that it is NOT one single country - nor is it trying to become one. However, the EU is seriously moving towards becoming a superstate - again without consulting the very people it will affect.

  • Too much Cultural difference

    The overwhelming amount of languages, accents, dialects and cultures would make it very difficult to integrate everyone into one county. Although it would probably bring economic benefits that would allow Europe to compete with the US and China in terms of GDP, I fear it would remove the individual countries' sense of identity and history.

  • Too much Cultural difference

    The overwhelming amount of languages, accents, dialects and cultures would make it very difficult to integrate everyone into one county. Although it would probably bring economic benefits that would allow Europe to compete with the US and China in terms of GDP, I fear it would remove the individual countries' sense of identity and history.

  • We are very different.

    To put it in another way - Try condensing South America into a single state. That would be hard, right? And they have only two languages and a very similar heritage.

    In Europe, the cultures go from the Sami in the north to Islamic Albania. Not even considering the nationalism and patriotism you build after a thousand years of being a country.

    Then there's language - 24 languages are official, but there's multiple languages not represented. Which would you propose be used by politicians? Or should each area elect a certain number of representatives? In that case, Norway would get about .6% of the vote, as an example.
    The smallest country with its own language would be Iceland, with 300 000 people. If you say they get one representative and go from there, there would be 2500 total representatives. Iceland would also get .04% of the vote. Is that fair? Or should the countries decide their own laws? But then it would just be a messy union, just as it is now.

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