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Organization
    (November 1, 1993- )
    Initially proposed by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in a speech (May 9, 1950)
    Formally the European Coal and Steel Community (1951-1967)
    Formally the European Community (1967-1991)
    Created by the Maastricht Treaty (December 1991)
    Currency is the Euro (introduced January 1, 1999)
    Comprised of five major institutions: European Parliament, Council of the European Union, European Commission, Court of Justice and Court of Auditors
    Its capital city, Brussels, doesn't even make the list of 100 most populated cities in the EU.
    It was created from a series of complicated overlapping treaties between the member nations.
    Attempts to combine the treaties into a European Constitution failed when France and The Netherlands rejected it in referendums (May 2005)
    Its sometimes treated as a separate country of its own even though some of its members do not even use the Euro.
    It tries to balance between supranationalism (making decisions unanimously) and intergovernmentalism (making decisions by a majority vote).
    Mainland European countries tend to like it more than the other European countries.
    Norway and Switzerland have consistently refused to join it.
    Some Western Europeans resent it for it allowing large amounts of Eastern Europeans enter their job market and compete for their jobs.
    The kids section on their official webpage has a freaky-looking demon star cartoon.
    Its money looks like Monopoly money.
    Greenland ditched it when it was granted home rule by Denmark (1985).
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 88 Votes: 11.36% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 54 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 343 Votes: 50.73% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 68 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 128 Votes: 50.78% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 272 Votes: 76.10% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 59 Votes: 64.41% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 36 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 39 Votes: 76.92% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 104 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 181 Votes: 64.09% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 143 Votes: 55.94% Annoying
 
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