A United Europe Book Review by Peter Pen

A United Europe
This paper is an analysis of the development of the European Union following the Second World War as seen by T. R. Reid in his book "The United States of Europe".
# 109452 | 3,280 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008

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The paper is an examination and review of T.R. Reid's book "The United States of Europe". The author of the paper contends that for the greater part of the 20th century following World War II, Europe has sought to rebuild, reorganize and remake itself into a viable economic force in the modern world and that Reid's book helps us understand the process that the continent of Europe has undergone. The writer focuses primarily on Reid's description and analysis of the development of the European Union as a force for social and economic development.

From the Paper:

"During the early 20th century the continent of Europe was subjected to two devastating conflicts. Historians would dub these conflicts as World War I and World War II. Never before had the world seen such death and destruction, all in a span of 30 years. From the smoking rubble and bloody carnage, that was Europe following World War II, was born the idea of a United Europe. This inspiration was born and brought forth by a group of visionaries that today are celebrated for their ideas and achievements. The visionaries that I speak of, some already lauded for their wartime accomplishments were none other than Winston Churchill, the former Prime Minister of Britain, Robert Schumann, an infamous French underground fighter, who would later also become Prime Minister of France and a little known brandy salesman whose name was Jean Monnet."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Magnette, P. (2005). What Is The European Union? Nature and Prospects. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McCormick, J. (2008). The European Union; Politics and Policies. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • Mitrany, D. (1966). A Working Peace System. Chicago: Quadrangle.
  • Monnet, J. (1978). Memoirs. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
  • Pinder, J. (2007). The European Union; A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford Universty Press.

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A United Europe (2008, November 30) Retrieved June 07, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/a-united-europe-109452/

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