What heritage do most or all Europeans share ?

At the end of this course, we see a Europe that is united under one Confederation joining nationalities that have fought time and time again in

the previous two centuries. How was Europe able to unite after so many years of conflict?

What heritage do most or all Europeans share

? What are some issues that still cause contention between European nations?

In this course, you have seen discussion of the importance of the nation and folk culture.

Why is folk culture important in a confederation that unifies political and economic institutions?


Examine these themes in the context of the European Union and the Treaty of Maastricht. You may feel free to focus on a specific country in this context, but you will need to relate the individual issues in the country to the broader context.