DBWI: Weaker European Union

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The European Union is regarded as the best example of regional integration and unification.
Since its unification in December 31 2005 it has become one of the main world powers along with the United States and China. Tough it has a complex and somehow bureaucratic legislature it has become a solid an vibrant democracy.
Of course it has its critics as its strict immigration policy that some accuse as biased against Middle Easter and African immigrants and the often comments about a Franco-British-German prominence over the other states. A part of what some critic hsitorians have called "The almost end of History"

My question is, how would a weaker European Union look like? If it had remained an only economic union, not unified or had made some different choices that had minimized its role.

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My question is, how would a weaker European Union look like? If it had remained an only economic union, not unified or had made some different choices that had minimized its role.
I think it is ASB to make weaker european union. With resurgence of russia, and war against terror made stronger EU necessary.
 
The EU as a superpower was inevitable once King Charles XI enshrined the European construction through the Council of Monarchs so soon after his coronation in Versailles back in 1958.
 
It would probably be unsustainable in the long term. Without fiscal union, which would require full political union, the common currency would become a ticking time bomb.

How Britain would see a weaker EU would be interesting; whether they would try to lead it to keep federalist instincts at bay or perhaps a weaker EU would satisfy both the europhilles and the Tories in the UK.
 

Dolan

Banned
Have Yugoslavia breaking up, preferably violently, instead of reforming themselves into proper Social Democratic government.

IOTL, Tito steps down from political arena in 1970, after arranging for proper Democratic reforms to took place. Tensions initially soared high, but having the elder statesman basically shaming all Yugoslavians to "play nice", actually works.

It has since begun to be duplicated in large by European Union.
 
Have Yugoslavia breaking up, preferably violently, instead of reforming themselves into proper Social Democratic government.

IOTL, Tito steps down from political arena in 1970, after arranging for proper Democratic reforms to took place. Tensions initially soared high, but having the elder statesman basically shaming all Yugoslavians to "play nice", actually works.

It has since begun to be duplicated in large by European Union.


Yugoslavia was a close call in the late 80’s, good it didn’t end up breaking apart. Gotta credit European diplomacy and mediation for that.
 
OOC: This sort of EU superstate is viable, but its extent is really, really hard to achieve with a POD after 1945 (the map uses post-1945 German borders). You know, seeing as neither Norway nor Iceland are OTL EU members, and the UK only signed up for the trade.
 
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