E Pluribus Unum: American Federalism as Related to the Unification of the EU
This paper offers a broad overview of the history of states’ rights and federalization within the United States of America. It is demonstrated that during time periods where the states held themselves superior to the federal government were times of the most violent discourse and strife in American history. However, during times of accepted federal superiority over the power of states we have seen relative growth of the American economy and domestic peace. This may provide the template for European integration.
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