In 1951, the European Union was
created. The European has gone a long way to develop its state over the past 50
years. Up until 50 years ago, the European Union was the symbol of national
sovereignty, state rivalry and war. In 1945, the states of the EU were stuck in
a huge warfare. In just the twentieth century, two world wars left the
continents with a mass disaster. Leaving people without homeless, food and so
much more. Today the EU has approximately 500 million citizens and have
regained a lot of strength back.
should join the European Union because they have a strong gross domestic
product; which is the size of a state’s annual economic activity, the EU has a
free trading among members, and they also have a strong commitment to human
Having a stable gross domestic product is great
resource to have because it is the main measure of the health of the economy.
European Union’s growth domestic product is 2.9 which is the ideal rate. Avalon
already has a high GDP, but with the EU also have a high GDP, then together it would
make it higher and better.
I am seeing this as a neoliberalism.
International relations: brief seventh edition. Longman, 2005. Glossary states
that “neoliberalism is another method that enhances the importance of
international institutions; which reduces the inherent conflict that realists
assume in the international system.” Coming together as one also makes the
country stronger in case of any war or any crisis that might occur.
The European union has a free trading.
In current time the European union is now associated with the European Free
Trade Association. The EFTA is an intergovernmental organization that works to
promote free trade and economic integration.
The members in this association are Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
Even though no state has a perfect record of human
rights and every single state differs in the areas that they respect or
violate, the European
Union has a strong committed human rights act that is very useful to have. They
have been working to better the rights of women,
children, minorities and even restricting the death penalty.
There are even other countries that want to join the European Union by
changing their ways. In chapter six
lesson three of Revel Pearson, it states that even Turkey has abolished the
death penalty so they can try to win the EU membership.
According to the Revel Pearson dictionary, human rights are “The rights
of all people to be free from abuses such as torture or imprisonment for their
political beliefs, and to enjoy certain minimum economic and social
In conclusion, Avalon
should join the European Union because the EU has a strong GDP, has a free
trade system and have a strong human rights system. The EU has the ability to
reduce custom tariffs in a bilateral trade. Which is a good thing because it
helps with items that can become cheaper. As a neoliberalist seeing the EU be
strong in many areas it benefits my country. Since the European Union has a
strong human rights act, this is exactly what my country needs in order to be
ready to take in a lot of refugees. Many people want to have equal human rights
and the EU has them. I would want my people and the refugees arriving to my country
to feel safe and secure. I believe that coming together would be the best for
both countries. We are both beneficial from each other.