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 where the government gave $13 billion in food, money and equipment to countries in Europe after the World War II naming this idea the Marshall Plan. His aims were to keep communism from spreading and to help stable the economy. The European Union’s aims was to establish peace and prosperity between any member states in Europe after the second world war; ensuring freedom, security and justice. The European Union is a political and economic union of individual member countries or states, essentially a trading bloc. Now the European Union operates a single market which allows free movement of goods, capital, services and people between members of states

The European Union began with the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) which was…

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