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Furthermore, the member countries would have sufficiently similar policies and tradition of government in most areas of importance that it should be possible to integrate swiftly.
All things considered, handled properly a Nordic union would have a considerable clout within the EU, both by virtue of being the seventh-biggest member by population (below Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain and Poland) and by virtue of having a disproportional economic strength. Of course, using that clout in a fashion that both furthers a transparent and democratic development of the Union and avoids pissing the other members off too badly will be quite a challenge. But the potential is definitely there.
The details would probably be a nightmare to hash out to everyone's satisfaction, but let's leave that for another post, as we seem to be veering just a tiny bit off topic here...
Austerity can only be implemented in the shadow of a concentration camp.
but let's leave that for another post, as we seem to be veering just a tiny bit off topic here...
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