Oh, you Doubting Thomas,But will there be any European Union then? And any UK?
Thanks for helping me prove my point so nicely! Regardless of the system, there's always been someone powerful who believed in the idea of France. Thus, France persists.France had some elite before the revolution too.Unless some external shocks destroy it, the EU will persist. It has created a pan-European political elite which is married to the idea of European integration.