What If the European Union was a Country?
Last updated: Thursday April 8th, 2021
Recently, the European Union has introduced many things to make it more of one country like creating one united military, etc...
This, you could say, is probably why the United Kingdom decided to leave the EU. But what if, one day, in the near future, the European Union decided to unite into ONE country?
So the first thing we need to think about is what the capital city and population would be of this economic giant. The capital city would probably Brussels as that is already where the European Union HQ is but that would have to be turned into the government if this were to work. The population would be a massive 446 million people if you just added all of the countries' population that make up the EU. It would be the world's 3rd Largest country far ahead of the USA but far behind the massive population of India and China. The largest city in the country by city proper population would be Berlin with 3,669,495 inhabitants which would probably the financial and economic hub of the city as Germany is already an EU powerhouse. Here is the list of the top 10 largest cities in the country:
1. Berlin, 3,669,495
2. Madrid, 3,348,536
3. Rome, 2,856,133
4. Paris, 2,140,526
5. Vienna, 1,921,153
6. Hamburg, 1,921,153
7. Bucharest, 1,832,883
8. Warsaw, 1,793,579
9. Barcelona, 1,620,343
10. Munich, 1,484,226
Next, we need to think about how the living standards would be and the total nominal GDP of it. The GDP per Capita would be around 34,840 USD which is quite reasonable due to the poor areas of Bulgaria and the Baltic States. The Nominal GDP would be a whopping 13.01 Trillion USD making it have the 3rd Largest GDP in the world behind China and the U.S.
Finally, the last thing we need to think about is how it would be in the real world. It is likely that it could survive fairly long but what if Russia decided that the creation of this continental giant was too much of a threat to its existence and decided to invade? It would be a real mystery of what it would do in reality and if it would even survive.
Anyway, this is what I thought of how the EU would be as a united, single entity in the world and I hope you enjoyed it. I really hope to do some more interesting blogs in the future but for now, have a good day and BYEEE!