Nationalism and Supranationalism
Having a common cultural identity is an integral part of nation-building, and the concept of a nation-state was born in Europe. Define (paraphrase) the concepts of nationalism and supranationalism. Describe how cultural identity plays a role in European geopolitics, and explain how and why some European countries are currently seeking to preserve their national cultures. Assuming it is important for the survival of the European Union (EU) that there be a common European culture, what might the characteristics of that culture be?