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The European Union should become a United States of Europe
The European Union should become a United States of Europe.
The USE will benefit EU members culturally.
The USE will enable a more assertive foreign and defense policy for the benefit of its members.
The USE will allow citizens a greater freedom to study, live, and work where they want.
The development of the European Union
has been one of
the most successful peace projects in history
. Further formalizing the bond between former enemies will bring lasting peace to the members of the union.
The USE will create a European identity. It will create a sense of belonging to, and sharing of, the European continent and its values, and create mutual responsibility for the future of Europe.
The foundation of the USE can be the start of effective global governance and internationalism.
The USE will govern more effectively and efficiently than the EU.
The USE will benefit EU members economically.
The USE will cause a sense of oppression within former nations-turned-minorities whose culture, habits and values will be marginalized.
The USE will require participating countries to abandon their sovereignty and give it to the newly created political entity. This is a serious obstacle to realising the USE.
Polls and referendums suggest that European citizens are against the USE.
The more centralized a system is, the more a black swan event is able to negatively affect it.
The USE won't be a better democracy than the EU; the EU has a
, which the USE would likely inherit.
Each individual state already has laws set in place. A union of countries into one could potentially allow for criminal acts on the border of one to be legal in another.
As a grouping of smaller nations, the USE will not be a durable construction.
With more power and budget in play in the USE, the temptation of corruption for politicians and civil servants will be higher than it is today in the EU.
There are irreconcilable differences between EU member states that make the USE a nearly impossible endeavour.
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