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European Union : Home

Basic information and resources for the study of the European Union.

About the European Union

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The European Union is an organization that unites 27 European countries through common laws, economics, and security. The EU traces its origins to the desire for solidarity in the aftermath of World War II. 

Introductory Texts

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A Brief History


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Prefer video?  Check out the video below for an introduction to the history of the EU. (Run time 13:02)

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