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The European Union
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 079109538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9538-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 341
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

The European Union, initially called the European Economic Community, was born after World War II out of determination to avoid another catastrophic war on the European continent. Six countries—Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg—signed the founding Treaty of Rome in 1957. The EU now boasts 27 national states, including 10 new democracies that were formerly under the Communist umbrella. With close to half a billion people, the EU has become the largest economy in the world with a GDP of $13 trillion, and is currently a major participant in global politics and economics.

Specifications

Full-color photographs, maps, and graphs. Sidebars. Chronology. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Peggy Kahn is professor of political science at the University of Michigan-Flint. She lived in England for many years and has written about British politics. She also has been a social studies volunteer in the Ann Arbor public schools. She has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in history and government from Oberlin College.

Reviews and Awards

“…particularly informative…Highly accessible for readers…a ‘must purchase’ for school libraries…Highly Recommended.”


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