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Even with that in place, in America there was a lot of opposition to collecting the colonies into a single country. A lot of manipulation was required to get the constitution ratified, and it wasn't put to a popular vote. Even then, it was a close call in most states.
Thank you for pointing this out: I get really irritated every time people suggest the EU's problems would all go away if only we imitated the US Constitution.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jun 26th, 2008 at 09:24:18 AM EST
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