Quite famously the European Union makes no reference to the Christian Religion in it's constitution and is seen by many as a secularising, liberal force. How can the the European Union be seen as a religious and Christian force, perhaps even reactionary? I ask because opposition to the European Union, since Maastricht at least, has overwhelmingly come from the political right. And when it does come from the left as in Greece for example, the criticism focuses on the Economy not socio-cultural issues. Can the situation be reversed with a PoD of 1957, when the Treaty of Rome was signed? Or would those who are pro Nation State vs Internationalist remain the key divide when discussing the European Union? I see one way- for there to be a De Gaulle like Anti-Americanism more prevalent in Europe coupled with a resurgent USSR in the 1980's and also a more liberal US. Thoughts?