I am getting very interested in the dance in Europe.
It seems to me that the EU is showing some strain at the seams. I always thought that piecing together a patchwork quilt was an iffy thing. Whenever my Nona and her gang of old Italian harridans made a patchwork quilt, it ended up falling apart faster that the quilts made out of whole cloth. This appears to be the case in Europe.
Old prejudices die hard. The Germans and French have been fighting since the the days of East and West Franconia. Lothloringia died fast. There is a great five minute flick of the history of European borders that will give you an idea.
The Jackasses in Europe still get big wood thinking that they can re-constitute the Carolingian Empire. But for some odd reason they seem to forget that Charlemagne was crowned in 800 and the treaty of Verdun happened in 843.
The Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957. Looks like the "use by date" is getting close.