November 1 1993 CE – The Maastricht Treaty Takes Effect, Creating the European Union

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November 1 1993 CE – The Maastricht Treaty Takes Effect, Creating the European UnionRate this post After months of negotiations and a long ratification process, the Maastricht Treaty came into force on November 1, 1993. The European Union (EU), featuring a central bank and deeper military alliances, created closer ties than had ever existed before, organizing previous entities under one umbrella in a far more streamlined fashion. The roots of the EU date to the period after World War II. Two major conflicts within just 20 years of each other, fueled in large part by nationalist fervor, had left some leaders wondering if emphasizing the ties that bound the continent […]