Has the EU brought about peace, or is peace in most of Europe a coincidence?Watch
Proponents declare the EU as the bringer of peace but with global violence falling, and wars less frequent everywhere, has the EU actually done anything spectacular or is peace in Europe part of the wider general trend?
[OOC] I don't actually believe this, though. But Austria does, so don't get me wrong!
[OOC] If I said anything wrong, please point it out! New to MUN in general, so still getting on my feet. :P
But personally, I don't believe the EU brought peace to Europe. While it may be a factor, it kind of forced peace onto Europe. The countries have to be careful about their relations with one another because they rely on each other for the EU to be successful.
Germany believes the EU has altered the way the world sees Europe, and for the better. The EU being a collective organisation gives our smaller nations a say in how we work, and enables us to establish common humanitarian values. Germany with the EU has done a lot to assist Africa and the Middle East, without resorting to direct conflict unlike other nations. It is a progressive ethic that should be echoed elsewhere.