vulc / phile
also the idea of an EU army. As I've many times said, the end game is the United States of Europe.
Well how did that work out in the USA? Bloodily.
They entered a voluntary union. The central authority was given money. Then more money, then more power, repeat. when the tax burden fell more heavily on the South, and the money spent more in the North, the South wanted out.
"There will be no invasion of the South, other than to enforce the collection of taxes" was the response. Pay up or die in other words.
The North sent troops to re-enforce the fort in the South territory. The South fired on the fort (killing no-one) to fuck 'em off - imagine an EU fort in England with EU troops on the way. The war was on.
The wrong side won. The USA became an empire.
Even at the stage we're at now, it won't be trouble free, imagine policing our true fishing waters.
Still, that's no reason to give into serfdom.