The European Union ( Eu )

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In this essay I will discuss why and how the European Union (EU) was set up and the advantages and disadvantages of membership. The EU was set up after World War II in 1939- 1945, bringing harmony and peace among the EU. I will also explain and evaluate the political and economic situation between Post War Europe and understand the historical development of the European Union. Post War Europe had been largely affected by the Second World War and having a huge factor to play in this was the rise of communism. This meant that such beneficial and valuable things such as gold, oil and diamonds were falling in demand in the economy. George C. Marshall a military leader from Virginia pushed a plan to help rebuild Europe after the war this is…show more content…
The French Foreign minister, Robert Schuman proposed the creation of the Franco- German production of ECSC to provide setting up of the common foundations for economic development as a first step in the federation of Europe. This created a common high authority within the framework of an organization in which other European countries could participate economically and politically in order to secure lasting peace. The Minister Robert Schuman invited other states to join this treaty based on the idea that European unity is the key to peace. Solidarity in production he said would make war between France and Germany ‘not merely unthinkable but materially impossible’ The ECSC began to consolidate European countries in order to shelter unity and peace. There were six founders that played this part. Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands all united and began negotiating a treaty. After becoming the founding fathers of the European Union in 1951 they influenced the creation of the EU we live in today, sharing inspiring ideas to unite the EU in a peaceful manner. Setting out objectives and rules for the EU institutions the founding fathers amended to make the EU more efficient and transparent to prepare for new member countries; introducing new areas of cooperation. The EU treaties sought closer economic, social, and political ties to achieve
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