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p. 11. What the EU is forlocked

  • Usherwood Pindar

Abstract

‘What the EU is for’ explores the development of the European Community. For France and Germany, finding a way to live together in a durable peace was a fundamental political priority that the new Community was designed to serve. Following the twelve years of Nazi rule that ended with devastation in 1945, the Community offered Germans a way to become a respected people again. As World War Two recedes into a more distant past, the motive of peace and security within a democratic polity that was fundamental to the foundation of the Community remains a powerful influence on governments and politicians in many of the member states.

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