EU Formation: Brief Info
Ever since the German invasion to Rome, Germanic Tribes were formed coming from different areas in Europe such as the Anglo-Saxons, Franks, Alemani, Lombards, etc. These nations form up the Europe of today such as Great Britain (Anglo-Saxons), Germans, France, Polland, Hungary, Italy, Spain and others. These were called Germanic tribes during the dark ages. They were once united but soon broke apart since the destruction of Vandals in 493 AD. No matter how many times they tried to unite, they hardly united. In the early 1900s, many people tried to unite European nations but they came to the conclusion of doing it by war. WW I first broke out but the result was not seen until after WW II was finished. The movement Pan-Europa Movement was created for European union. German was lost but this is the beginning of the yearning. In 1949, the Pan-European Movement gave birth to Council of Europe following the Winston’s Churchill’s call for European States Unity. There is another thought of uniting Europe by any means and that was to establish industries for war and this idea was brought out by the French Foreign Minister Robert.
In 1979, election for European parliament. The elected president of the European parliament adopt the creation of European Flag as a symbol of unity. In February 1986, the Merger Treaty was revised and gave birth to the Single European Act, that aims to make Europe as one. Miraculously, the Maaastricht Treaty or European Union Treaty was signed as a formal symbol of unity. With the EU as a Treaty, people can now become one by the use of one currency, euro. Under the treaty is also the European Community and European Coal and Steel Community.