A federal Europe is a theory that much of Europe be unified in the manner of a federation. The idea has been common with ambitions of European unification with the term United States of Europe echoing the federal nature of the United States of America.
Since the 1950s, European integration has seen the development of a supranational system of governance, as its institutions move further from the concept of intergovernmentalism. However, with the Maastricht Treaty of 1993, new intergovernmental elements have been introduced alongside the more federal systems making the definition of the European Union much more complex. The European Union, which operates through a hybrid system of intergovernmentalism and supranationalism, is not officially a federation – though various academic observers treat it as a federal system.
Number of stars Edit
The Twelve Olympians by Monsiau (late 18th century) The number of stars on the flag is fixed at 12, and is not related to the number of member states of the EU. This is because it originally was the flag of the Council of Europe, and does not have a relationship with the EU. In 1953, the Council of Europe had 15 members; it was proposed that the future flag should have one star for each member, and would not change based on future members. West Germany objected to this as one of the members was the disputed area of Saarland, and to have its own star would imply sovereignty for the region. Twelve was eventually adopted as a number with no political connotations and as a symbol of perfection and completeness because of the ubiquity of the number for groups in European cultures and traditions such as:
- 12 hours on a clock
- 12 months in a year
- 12 symbols of the zodiac
- 12 apostles
- 12 sons of Jacob
- 12 tribes of Israel
- 12 Biblical minor prophets
- 12 ounces in a troy pound
- 12 semitones in an octave
- 12 days of Christmas
- 12 Caesars chronicled by Suetonius
- 12 Olympian gods
- 12 labours of Hercules
- 12 tables of Roman Law
- 12 sons of Odin
- 12 books of Paradise Lost and the Aeneid
- 12 hues in the colour wheel, star or sphere (western art)
The European Federation is the most recent superpower in the Tom Clancy universe, founded in 2018 to consolidate political and economic power in the face of the world energy crisis and accelerating security and environmental concerns around the globe. Though publicized as an evolution of the European Union, demanding admission criteria restricted membership to the wealthiest nations in Europe.
Note: All information taken from in-game dialogue and the Prelude to War's opening scenematic and gameplay
- Confirmed Capital of European Federation is Paris. Nation is divided into multiple countries in Endwar, one in Northern France, one in the south, an independent Corsica, independent Nice, and an independent Alsace-Lorraine . Identity of the Southern Country is unknown, but maybe an independent Occitania.
- Only large European state without any (visible) territorial losses or gains.
- Prelude to war confirms that Germany merged with Austria, along with the historical Sudetenland and some of the so called Eastern Territories (lost to Poland in World Wars I and II), creating the largest nation in the EF in terms of size and pop.
- Italy has apparently divided into a northern and southern state, seemingly following along the real world cultural north-south divide. Sardinia is highlighted with other independent southern States, and appears to be independent
- Occupied by Russia early in the war, being one of the first states invaded. Prelude of War reveals that Poland had already lost all of its northern territory to Russia's Kalingrad Oblast (most of historical East Prussia and the Polish Corridor) and the remainder was divided between a country that controls the western and some of its Eastern Territory and another that controls its Central and South Eastern Territory.
- Split into two countries roughly corresponding to real world Wallonia and Flanders
- The Netherlands
- Lost territory to Northern Italy and Germany, but still exist, albeit as two states
- Capital of Copenhagen is an important naval base.
- Russians consider this their territory despite it being an EF member state. Is occupied by Russia early in the war.
- Czech Republic
- Lost the Sudetenland to Germany
- has lost territory to Hungary
- Much larger than in the modern era, having taken territory from Slovakia, Ukraine, and Romania
- Lost Territory along its border with Albania, and Western Thrace is independent
- One of the first nations invaded by Russia, who took a port there.
- Some of Ukraine, corresponding to historical Eastern Galicia split off from the rest and joined Europe.
- May have possibly have slipped into anarchy. Is still considered European territory, most likely under European occuapation
- Slipped into anarchy. Is currently under European administration and occupation.
- Confirmed as member state by Prelude to War. Has gained some territory.
Unconfirmed Members or statusEdit
- European microstates
- San Marino
- Vatican City
- Various European territories overseas including Greenland or French Giana
- if they are members of the EF, they may have been occupied by either Russia or America during the war)
Currently in anarchy, possibly occupied or conquered by Russia pre-war, claimed by RussiaEdit
- Lost territory to Hungary and two breakaway states
- lost east Galicia to Europe and Moldova, and has a Northern Breakaway state
- note that modern close relations with Russia may mean that it re-federated with it voluntarily
- Lost much of its modern northern and southern territory
- Has gained territory from Serbia
- Gained territory from Ukraine
Joined New CommonwealthEdit
- United Kingdom
- Ally of the EF and possble early or associate member. Is invaded by the other factions during the war.
- probably joined because without United Kingdom membership to the EF, Irish membership would be difficult due to lack of a physical connection to the continent, reflecting real life
Neutral and IndependentEdit
The European Federation Enforcer Corps is made up of veteran elite counter-terrorist and peacekeeping forces from throughout Europe. Calm and precise, these highly-trained and experienced soldiers are especially skilled in urban warfare. They excel in electronic warfare as well as advanced directed energy weapons technology, and have the fastest battlefield vehicles. The Enforcer Corps also have access to the world's best "less than lethal" weaponry. The Kommando Riflemen are noted for their former Rainbow and SAS forces.
The European Federation also has a land army and air force besides the Enforcer Corps, and it is suspected that the European military is a combination of all the militaries of its member states. These various armed forces appear to have been allocated and combined into a single armed service under the command of Troop Command Europa (TCE) along with a European air force under the control of Air Command Europa (ACE). Europe also deploys a navy; its size and composition are currently unknown though it contains at least one super carrier and escort vessels for the carrier. It is possible that the Federation operates the modern day European Gendarmerie Force, Eurofor, European Maritime Force, and Eurocorps units in its military and that all forces in Europe form a Synchronized Armed Forces Europe (SAFE), possibly under the European Defence Agency. Regular armed forces that are seen fighting alongside the enforcers are clothed in the blue of Europe and are equipped with FAMAS assault rifles, and also operate leopard tanks, MOWAG eagles and combat drones.