European Union

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Europe as a political entity will either be united, or will not be at all.
Donald Tusk

The European Union, often shortened as the EU, is an economic and political union between multiple European states, established by Germany and France in 1993. He have his own currency, called the Euro.

The European Union is sometimes used to represent Europe as a whole.

History[edit | edit source]

After WWII, European integration was seen as an antidote to the extreme nationalism which had devastated the continent. 1952 saw the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, which was declared to be a first step in the federation of Europe.

In 1957, the founding members signed the Treaty of Rome, which created the European Economic Community and established a customs union.

They also signed another pact creating the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for cooperation in developing nuclear energy. EEC and Euratom were created separately from ECSC, although they shared the same courts and the Common Assembly. In 1965 an agreement was reached and on 1 July 1967, the Merger Treaty created a single set of institutions for the three communities, which were collectively referred to as the European Communities.

Relations[edit | edit source]

Friends[edit | edit source]

  • East Germany - Big uncle (although you're a communist). He’s dead now.
  • Roman Empire - Historical inspiration. Everyone tells me that he is the first mythical figure and prefecture of Europe.
  • Germany - My father! Taught me about weapons and other military stuff.
  • France - My mother! Taught me about culture and manners.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

List of Members[edit | edit source]

Members List[edit | edit source]

List of Members
Country Join Date
Germany 18 April 1951 (Founding Member, West Germany)
France 18 April 1951 (Founding Member, French Fourth Republic)
Belgium 18 April 1951 (Founding Member)
Italy 18 April 1951 (Founding Member)
Luxembourg 18 April 1951 (Founding Member)
Netherlands 18 April 1951 (Founding Member)
Denmark 1 January 1973 ( EEC member)
Ireland 1 January 1973 ( EEC member)
United Kingdom 1 January 1973 ( EEC member, left in 2020)
Greece 1 January 1981 ( EEC member)
Portugal 1 January 1986 ( EEC member)
Spain 1 January 1986 ( EEC member)
Austria 1 January 1995
Finland 1 January 1995
Sweden 1 January 1995
Cyprus 1 May 2004
Czechia 1 May 2004
Estonia 1 May 2004
Cyprus 1 May 2004
Hungary 1 May 2004
Latvia 1 May 2004
Lithuania 1 May 2004
Malta 1 May 2004
Poland 1 May 2004
Slovakia 1 May 2004
Slovenia 1 May 2004
Bulgaria 1 January 2007
Romania 1 January 2007
Croatia 1 July 2013

How to draw[edit | edit source]

Flag of Europe
  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Fill it with blue
  3. Draw 12 yellow stars in the shape of a circle.
  4. Add the eyes and you are done!
  5. Replace the white with gold in the eyes (optional)
Color Name HEX
Blue #003399
Yellow #FFCC00