Is the European Union going to display more signs of protectionism in the future?
Kroner, Brian (2018)
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The European Union based on recent events could possibly be experiencing signs of protectionism. The European Union is currently knit together but a recent outlier the United Kingdom has changed and challenged the thought of the European Union remaining united. Recently the United Kingdom held a vote on a decision to leave the European Union. The result of which was the United Kingdom to exist the European Union at a future nearby date. Based on this outcome people have theorized, including the author, that more countries in the European Union might promote similar or like minded behavior. Testing this theory the author wishes to explore the history of the European Union, the countries within it, and the different cultures within it to find any correlations or connections that will lead a country to exhibit these changes. The author will explore concepts such as globalization, capitalism, protectionism,nationalism and culture to find possible leads to support this conclusion. The result of this endeavor is that many countries in the EU have many different cultures and history that conflict with the ideals of the European Union. And that it is possible that these cultural and historical differences are what led to a situation like Brexit and could soon follow suit with other countries in the European Union.