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Old 22.08.2016, 16:16
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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My history teacher once told us that aides to Joseph Stalin had warned him about messing too much with the Catholic Church.
Stalin in return asked the (rethorical) question: "And how many divisions does the Vatican have?".

So, the reason the EU wants its own army is that without an army, you're not taken seriously.

The reality is, of course, that nobody takes the EU for serious, regardless - not having its own army isn't the key-reason for that.

And the army would probably (and on purpose) be weaker than even the army of the weakest of its member states....
I'm of the opinion that an army should only be needed for defending your borders. Which is yet another reason I like Switzerland. Judging from what happened last year, the EU has little interest in defending it's borders.

If you want to be taken seriously, you can always develop nukes.
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