EU? Or NU That was the first part of the article, which I found to be pretty enlightening. The Euros are living in a the NU (Nostalgic Union) rather then the EU it seems. All these states were great powers, especially Spain, England, and France. No one can deny their sway in human history and their influence on our lives today. Granted European imperialism wasn't the rosiest of hours it still has a effect on us today. But has it come to the point where the Europeans have lost so much power that they have to reminsis in their past glory? And it seems that the most powerful European state (debateable) has problems with the fact of her decline: There is no real doubt that France has the balls in the Union, she can rather easily thwart any other nations attempts at legal wars, and acceptance into the mighty EU. France strives to be the cultural centre of a new modern intergrated Europe. With Germany has the mere finicial backing for France being at the helm of the ship. The Brits and Spanish two other states have ideas of their own: Thus the UK and Spain are really having trouble with the idea of a Franco centric EU, and they both have former colonies to fall back too. The power of these two former Hyperpowers cannot be underestimated either. Are these states being real? Or are we talking about a EU that truly has a imperialistic claim on the future?