Skip to comments.France and Germany moving towards closer political union
Posted on 09/02/2012 5:06:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Last year, Germany went out on a limb by calling for political union in Europe. The idea was met with little enthusiasm elsewhere in the eurozone, but particularly in France.
After the election of French President François Hollande in May, it seemed that views of the EU's foremost political duo could not be further apart.
But the mood has since changed, and serious plans are underway to createif not a full political union, then something close to it.
Meanwhile, EU council president Herman Van Rompuy and others are drawing up a paper to upgrade the eurozone, which will be discussed by EU leaders at a summit on 18-19 October. It will include elements for a political union, but also for a fiscal unionsurrendering more budgetary powers to Brusselsconsidered key for the survival of the single currency.
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The last time that happened was around 1938.
enslaving the rest of europe
I read a book with this plot line once.....
And Germany’s doing it without firing a shot. Come to think of it, they didn’t have to fire too many shots in 1938 either, at least not against the French.
Actually it was June 1940. Only lasted until August 1944 though.
I guess next they will dividing up other countries
I’m going to dust this one off:
The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for short).
In the first year, “s” will be used instead of the soft “c.” Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard “c” will be replaced with “k”. Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.
There will be growing publik emthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced by “f”. This will make words like fotograf” 20 persent shorter.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent “e”s in the languag is disgrasful, and they would go.
By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” by “z” and “w” by “ v”.
During ze fifz year, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou”, and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.
After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.
Ze drem vil finali kum tru.
The beginnings of Newspeak?
Ze french.....ptoooey.....enjoy the sarcasm:
Ze french wats u be likes zem!!!!!!
(And if anyone knows how to post these pics....plz)
It’s no great surprise. The two have strong economic, infrastructural and cultural ties now.
Do an internet search for “Europe of the regions”.
France’s railroads still run on the left. Think they’ll be browbeaten to change that?
This time, I say let the Krauts have the Frogs. They saved us during the Revolution, we saved them twice in the 20th Century, they owe us.
Charlemagne would be so proud. Anyway, I think that Greece, Spain and Italy would be fifth wheels in this arrangement.
Seems like you’re thinking of this “arrangement” as something other than imperialistic.
thanks, isn’t the EU enough of a union as it is?
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