World War Ii and European Union

1. ) A Nation refers only to a socio-cultural entity, a union of people sharing who can identify culturally and linguistically. This concept does not necessarily consider formal political unions. For example – Both Belgium and Canada are Nations. b. ) a state- refers to a legal / political entity that is compromised of the following. * Permanent population * A defined territory *A government, the capacity to enter into relations with other states. For example- California is a state Nation- State refers to a single or multiple nationalities joined together in a formal political union.

For example – Japan is a Nation- State 2. ) The United States acts as a Nation- State because it is a separate territory from others. The government shares a common goal. The states practice leadership by appointing Governors and Senators for each state. The 50 states are joined together to become the United States of America. For government purposes the U. S. does have and maintains borders. The territories of the United States are geographically jurisdicted as sovereign states. This means that they do have authority of their own control. The U. S. is defined by the same culture.

The U. S. has been defined by their common belief of freedom. On September, 25, 2012 President Obama challenged all of the nations to come together to keep out any forms of extremism, as well as to make attempts to advance our common interests. Newer policies of the U. S. administration focus on getting Al Qaeda to leave both Afghanistan and Pakistan. These actions promote the national interests of self governance as well as the National Security of the U. S. 3. ) Some of the events that led to the creation of the European Union are the: * The imperial Crisis

* The Russian Revolution and Communism * World War/ Global War * World War 2 * European Coal and steel Community * Treaty of Paris * Schuman declaration * Treaties of Rome * Holocaust B. ) Roman Empire * Frankish Empire * Byzantine Empire * Holy Roman * First French Empire * Ottoman Empire * Nazi Empire * Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth * Austro Hungarian Empire * European Commission * European Council * Court of Justice * European Central Bank * Court of Auditors * Court of justice of the European Union * European Parliament

The 27 states of the EU are: * Austria * Belgium * Bulgaria * Cypress * Czech * Republic * Denmark * Estonia * Finland * France * Germany * Greece * Hungary * Ireland * Italy * Latvia * Lithuania * Luxemburg * Malta * Netherlands * Poland * Portugal * Romania * Slovakia * Slovenia * Spain * Sweden * And the United Kingdom c. ) The contemporary function of the of the European Union is to create closer relations between the member states and create better communication for trade purposes, freedom of movement, as well as freedom of job choice.

The main purpose of the European Union is to maintain balance after the Second World War The European Union’s foreign and security policy is to preserve peace and strengthen international security, to promote international cooperation, and to develop and consolidate democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The European Union’s foreign Common Security and Defiance Policy (CCSDP) relies on ad hos forces contributed by EU countries for: * Joint disarmament operations * Humanitarian and rescue tasks * Military advice and assistance.

* Conflict prevention and peace keeping * Tasks of combat forces in crisis management, including peacemaking and post conflict stabilization. 4. a. ) The U. S. engaged in Foreign Policy by working with Iraq to help get fair treatment for their people and fighting against them in the war after the September eleven attacks. The U. S. also allows foreigners into the U. S. on a daily basis knowing that other States and Nations have bad tides with the U. S. b. ) These actions put the U. S. and every and each American citizen in danger on a daily basis.

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