How will the United States end?

United States of Europe

In general, one understands under the V. the federal union of the europ. Countries under one supranational roof, similar to the United States of America. The demand for the foundation of the V. runs through the history of the europ. Agreement and is still regarded by many as a model for the future development of Europe - earliest prominent mention by the French writer Victor Hugo in 1851; to be found in different political contexts since the end of the First World War, for example in Coudenhove-Kalergi's »Paneuropa« or in the SPD party program of 1925, in the federalist post-war plans of the Resistance against the National Socialist occupation in Europe or in the europ. Postwar Movement. In 1946 the British politician Winston Churchill demanded the founding of the V. The idea of ​​v. a. of those who have supranational elements in the europ. Refused integration. The most prominent representative was the French President Charles de Gaulle, who opposed the V in the 1960s with the idea of ​​a "Europe of the Fatherlands". In 2011, Ursula von der Leyen, the incumbent EU Commission President, argued in an interview (at that time she was Federal Labor Minister) for the vision of the V. "based on the model of the federal states Switzerland, Germany or Europe".
See also:
European movement

from: Große Hüttmann / Wehling, Das Europalexikon (3rd edition), Bonn 2020, Verlag J. H. W. Dietz Nachf. GmbH. Author of the article: V. Conze