chapter  14
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Western European Unification as a Competing Model in the Triad

In a booklet distributed at Seville’ s 1992 Universal Exposition, the European

Community (EC) presents itself to the world as follows:1

Now an economic giant, the Community is striving to consolidate the Single Market into an economic and monetary union and to put in place political structures that will give it a prime role in helping define the postCold War world order (Commission o f the EC 1992: 2, emphasis added).

This presentation admits that the European Community is only part o f the so-

called triad: