Britain and the European Union: Why did the British Join and has it Proven Worthwhile? It is often noted that Great Britain is – or has been – a nation that relishes being an outsider in international affairs; that is to say, the British see it as a point of honour to remain free of any alliances or entanglements that might draw them into obligations they do not wish to entertain. The following paper will, with that in mind, look at Great Britain’s greatest entanglement: it’s entry into the European Union and what this means for the British and for their famous hesitation to commit to any sort of alliance or pact that limits their capacity to act in their own best interests. The paper shall review the evolution of the European Union...The end:
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