After studying the following written essays:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union (Links to an external site.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit (Links to an external site.)
History of the European Union
BREXIT explained in 1 min 30
along with other sources,
Then, in a minimum of 600 words and an essay format APA (no bulleting);
Write a short essay on the history of the founding of the EU. Analyze the pros and cons of becoming a member of this organization from the point of view of a sovereign nation.
Be sure to include a response to each of the following:
1. Why was the predecessor of the EU (BENELUX) established? List the participating countries.
2. Why do countries come together to form an economic union?
3. What was the Marshall plan and for what purpose?
4. After years of evolution, what year was the EU as we now know it established? As of today, how many member countries? identify the last five signatories?
5. What is Brexit? and given this occurrence, speculate on the future of EU