"The European Union is the Fourth Reich" -- Gerard Batten, MEP.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...t-being-fired/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Reich--EU.html
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I've been wondering if it was, myself. It makes a lot of sense; the EU is at eventual risk of becoming too big and too powerful, and just collapsing under its own weight - just like the Roman Empire.

At the end of the day, that's all it is - an empire by a different name. A true union wouldn't enforce its own laws on its member states.
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This is the same guy who claimed that the Italian Prime Minster was a KGB agent..........
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(Original post by KimKallstrom)
This is the same guy who claimed that the Italian Prime Minster was a KGB agent..........
Nah,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...t-being-fired/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Reich--EU.html
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I don't think it is right now, but it could certainly evolve into that.
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I don't think it is right now, but it could certainly evolve into that.
Its it now
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Well, none of the provinces of the prior three reichs could pursue independent foreign policy.
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That's essentially how I feel about the EU, although I don't like using the word "Reich." It invites comparisons to the Third Reich, and while I don't think it's nearly THAT bad, I do think it's unsustainable and gives the Germans along with bureaucrats in Brussels far too much power over local affairs.

People like to be governed locally, not from abroad, and I think a central government like the EU that makes unilateral decisions without regard to local affairs is eventually going to be so out of touch that it causes a revolt. That's the nature of the beast. One size doesn't fit all, even if you try to consider each country.

It's easier if the entire empire is made of people with a similar culture and language, but even then it's difficult. Europe isn't the Roman empire anymore... they don't all speak Latin and adhere to Roman customs. If they did, the EU might have a chance... it's an idea that's ages too late.
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