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  1. European Union Chapter 14.5-14.7 Notes

  2. Official Motto of The EU: United in Diversity • Goal of the EU: Unite Europeans into an “ever closer union” • Promoting a common European cultural identity • Recognize diversity (the ways in which people are different) • Religion, language, traditions, etc… Cultural Cooperation

  3. A common culture is a centripetal force • Common symbols • EU Flag • Anthem • Ode to Joy • Celebrating “Europe Day” May 9th • Common money Promoting Cultural Identity

  4. Many Languages • Every EU speech and document must be translated into 20 languages • National pride • Competitions between countries • Traditions Forces against Cultural Identity

  5. The EU is the world’s best example of “Supranational Cooperation” • Give up some power to allow work on other issues (some might say bigger issues) Thinking Globally

  6. FTAA – Free Trade Area of the Americas • NATO – for defense • United Nations – located in New York City • League of Arab States Supranational Cooperation