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EU Observer | opEd | Why the EU is not an 'Empire', AMSTERDAM, 30. AUG, 07:02
At the time of the great enlargement of the EU with 10 new member states in 2004, the Polish-born Oxford [!] scholar Jan Zielonka suggested in his book Europe as Empire that the EU should leave the dream of a Westphalian super-state [wtaf] behind and instead adopt a neo-medieval [wtaf] paradigm.
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"The European state is dead, long live the European empire!", he wrote. Shortly afterwards, the then president of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso [?] launched the suggestion during a press conference that the EU was to become the first-ever "non-imperial empire" [wut].
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Faced with the Russian aggression against his country, the Ukrainian minister of foreign affairs Dmytro Kuleba [?!] used an interview with the New York [Yella Cake] for elaborating his conviction that the EU should be seen as a 'liberal empire'.
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... In the past, under the empires, Central Europe was ethnically diverse. Everyone lived together. But after the mass murders, ethnic cleansing and border changes of World War II, these countries are more ethnically homogeneous than Western European countries. And while they were under the communists, the moment they lost their colonies, Western European countries started European integration - France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands. They brought people from ["]the colonies["] to Europe, and later labor from Turkey or Morocco. It was never easy, but Western Europeans were used to ethnic diversity. < wipes tears > For Central Europeans, the product of decolonization after 1989 [?!], this was new and scary. Partly because of this, a European asylum and immigration policy has been impossible for years....
Whatever the reason for the appeal of the concept of the EU as an empire may be, it contradicts both the idea and the construction of the Union.

The vision of the founding fathers [wut] was to curb the absolute sovereignty of the bellicose European states rather than [?] to vest absolute sovereignty in a new[!] overarching European empire. ...

Or, Do you have the faintest fuckin clue what in hell The Bloody Reformation was all about or why the several petty kingdoms of Europe expelled teh jews and seized the "resource-rich" lands of savages around the world? No problem! Never. happened.
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by Cat on Thu Sep 1st, 2022 at 08:24:38 PM EST
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