Is the European Union Worth It Or Should We End It?

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    • Joe Popo
      Joe Popo  5 days back

      Russia and the USA want to end it so it must be good.

    • Aserkill
      Aserkill  4 weeks back

      Eu might be worth it if it wasn't for the fact that in 2020-2021 we wont be able to watch your videos anymore when that horrid article 13/17 goes into effect with the whole rotten copyright revision

    • ecogreen 123
      ecogreen 123  4 weeks back

      i agree ... its flawed.. but it can work *cough cough* just like democracy *cough cough*

    • OverFLOw
      OverFLOw  1 months back

      @Raemuo Walter And yet the French cannot excert this power because of the democratic principle of the EU. Sounds good to me!^^
      And besides the French would never harm us on purpose! The worst nukes France has are it's own nuclear powerplants. I'm hell a afraid of any incident, since atlantic winds will carry radioactive material accross whole Europe in no time.

  • Mitchell Cook
    Mitchell Cook  34 minutes back

    Definitely not worth it, shut it down 👍🇬🇧

    • skördekarlar
      skördekarlar  5 hours back

      Eu is not about pease, it's about money, for some of us. Eu is a return to the dark ages, with no boundrys. The national states was a way to stop the kaos. That's why the nations was invented in the first place. If we have no states it will be anarky. No control. Do we want the dark ages back ? People can work together without the eu, if they need to. If all cultures lives in the same spot, it will be violence in the streets instead of at the borders, where you have a better control of the situation. People will fight. People will be feeling safer with one dominating culture, not 200. We can not have a sitation where everybody follow there own rules. The politicians believes that we all can throw the culture thing in the toilet and flush. But the humans are cultural beeings in the first place. Not economic beeings that can be handled like cattles. People have needs such as safety of their culture . We must understand this now.

      • Angela Calaguas
        Angela Calaguas  21 hours back

        United European military. That eas Germany's idea and no one cared to listen.

        • Tkzero Online Cybersoft
          Tkzero Online Cybersoft  22 hours back

          Whole cooperation vs one union

          • Ye Mann Wai Phyo
            Ye Mann Wai Phyo  23 hours back

            I am not European, from my point of view, EU should wants its own blood and kin to prosper.
            EU doesn't need to take responsibility for what U.S did. You are free. Not puppets.

            • Paul Gleason
              Paul Gleason  1 days back

              I see a lot comment saying UK didn't leave so that happens because of corruption like the eu

              • David Henry and the Mysterons

                FUCK THE EU BULL SHIT

                • David Henry and the Mysterons

                  BAD BAD BAD

                  • David Henry and the Mysterons

                    BAD BAD BAD

                    • John Bravo
                      John Bravo  2 days back


                      • John Bravo
                        John Bravo  2 days back


                        • Linda Dawson
                          Linda Dawson  2 days back

                          The Esu is a bad idea. Also freedom is dying in the EU

                          The EU is also why countries like Greece is going bankrupt

                          Europe has sacrificed liberty for security and lost both

                          • Richard Johnson
                            Richard Johnson  2 days back

                            make it fall

                            • Traxes 93
                              Traxes 93  4 days back

                              End that shit....fuck multiculturalism fuck gay propagansa fuck lefties

                              • Daniel
                                Daniel  4 days back

                                I wish that the corruption level in European Union would be lower and the European government and countries governments woud stop paying huge amounts of money to the US for insecure and spyware software when the gratis more secure exists like free open source software (Linux + LibreOffice).

                                • Markus P.
                                  Markus P.  5 days back

                                  the major flaws i personally see in the EU:
                                  1. all EU-Countries are expected to share burdens such as collapsing economies and the refugee crysis. However, there are a good many countries that refuse to actually contribute in a meaningful way but try to collect the benefits all the same, like some eastern european countries that heavily rely on western european money to sustain themselves, yet refuse to accept any refugees within their borders. Poland is a good example of this.
                                  2. strong countries like germany, which has the most powerful economy in Europe, are expected to financially support weak european countries like, well, most of eastern europe.
                                  And even though it is true that germany gains more money through the EU than it looses, the gains mostly come from its western neighbors, not the countries to the east.
                                  problems like this exist for most western european countries, which is seriously bothering many western EU citizens as we could, theoretically, be better off if some certain countries left the EU. This was also one of the major reasons why so many UK citizens voted to leave the EU.

                                  • this guy
                                    this guy  5 days back

                                    Dismantle the EU and just sign a free trade agreement involving all the european countries that wants to join. US, Canada and Mexico has one why cant we? We dont need a big brother government in Brussels to write our laws and act like the mafia.

                                    • Rail izrail
                                      Rail izrail  5 days back

                                      *laughs in Asean

                                      • apoiador de lobos
                                        apoiador de lobos  5 days back

                                        They took my memes

                                        • The Rockall Times
                                          The Rockall Times  5 days back

                                          EU is East Germany 2.0

                                        • Jahn Dough
                                          Jahn Dough  5 days back

                                          i keep reading it as soviet union lmao

                                          • Historiator W.D.
                                            Historiator W.D.  5 days back

                                            Deixe o 4 Reich onde ele está,nazistando a Europa

                                            • Disconnected Roamer
                                              Disconnected Roamer  6 days back

                                              Fuck the 4th Reich
                                              Long Live UK/US

                                              • Jonathan Clouds
                                                Jonathan Clouds  6 days back

                                                If it stops being 'social' it can just fuck off.

                                                • Stephen Salter
                                                  Stephen Salter  7 days back

                                                  EU commission bunch of thieves and crooks.

                                                  • Malcom X
                                                    Malcom X  7 days back

                                                    frexit! s'il vous plait.......................

                                                    • TKD Argiaditis
                                                      TKD Argiaditis  1 weeks back


                                                      • bertie harrison
                                                        bertie harrison  1 weeks back

                                                        I hate the EU! Junk Junker! We're going to have a a great future out of the EU.

                                                        • N joen
                                                          N joen  1 weeks back

                                                          Tout est enfantin, même l'analyse, la vidéo est sous-titrée en grec ?

                                                          • N joen
                                                            N joen  6 days back

                                                            @Shady %
                                                            J'aime beaucoup par ailleurs, ce que fait Kurzgesagt et esthétiquement, cette vidéo est vraiment sympa, mais je pense que soit ce sujet n'est pas maîtrisé sous tous ses aspects notamment les moins ragoûtant, soit c'est une commande UE et alors c'est un abus de confiance, mais ma grande naïveté va être tenter de dire que c'est un manque d'information

                                                            L'Europe est un beau projet sur le papier,
                                                            mais en vrai cela détruit les pays, les pays les plus robuste cannibalisant les plus faibles (voire crise 2008), l'imbécilité d'une monnaie commune, les GOPE, etc ...
                                                            Les dirigeants de la BCE font n'importe quoi, quantative easing
                                                            L'orientation en interne est ordolibéralisme et néolibéralisme en externe.
                                                            Lobbyiste qui font la pluie et le beau temps,
                                                            plus de démocratie en dehors des traités,
                                                            évasion fiscale au sein même de l'UE
                                                            (Irlande , Luxembourg)
                                                            etc ...

                                                          • Shady %
                                                            Shady %  6 days back

                                                            N joen Vous avez mal compris le concept de ce video

                                                          • N joen
                                                            N joen  6 days back

                                                            @Shady %
                                                            Vous ne me ferez pas dire que c'est de la propagande européiste, vous ne pouvez pas insinuez cela de ce travail très sympathique et pas du tout orienté.
                                                            Le bisounours washing comme déni de la réalité.

                                                          • Shady %
                                                            Shady %  1 weeks back

                                                            N joen Ce n'est pas "enfantin" du tout

                                                        • Sarah
                                                          Sarah  1 weeks back

                                                          Im glad my country refused to join in the 19th century. (Yup, switzerland)

                                                          • Paul Clifton
                                                            Paul Clifton  1 weeks back

                                                            @Sarah Not arguing with that. Just stating that the EU didn't exist in the 19th century. If it did, we most likely wouldn't have had WW1 or WW2. Although without those wars we wouldn't have had the EU.

                                                          • Marek Tužák
                                                            Marek Tužák  1 weeks back

                                                            EU in 19th Century. lmaooooo

                                                          • Sarah
                                                            Sarah  1 weeks back

                                                            @Paul Clifton Switzerland decided with 51% of the majority to NOT join the EU shortly after it became a thing. If we did, we would be in an even worse state than we currently are x-x

                                                          • Paul Clifton
                                                            Paul Clifton  1 weeks back

                                                            The EU wasn't around in the 19th Century

                                                        • DIDI MIDI
                                                          DIDI MIDI  1 weeks back

                                                          Conclusion:It's a fucking dictatorship,END IT!

                                                          • Fridtjof Amundsen
                                                            Fridtjof Amundsen  1 weeks back

                                                            I agree 100% with Kurzgesagt. But this video was created before article 13, which truly is an abomination.

                                                            • CrazyGorrilla120 !!!!!!

                                                              Britains 2 biggest mistakes
                                                              1:losing control of America
                                                              2:leaving the EU

                                                              • darreng34
                                                                darreng34  1 weeks back

                                                                And the curvature of cucumbers.

                                                                • darreng34
                                                                  darreng34  1 weeks back

                                                                  Peace is because of NATO. Not the EU.

                                                                  • littlebighorn
                                                                    littlebighorn  1 weeks back

                                                                    Well the U.K. is leaving .So personally I couldn’t care less whether the EU continued or no.

                                                                    • littlebighorn
                                                                      littlebighorn  3 days back

                                                                      Time Is A Concept The 17.4 million who voted for Brexit are not making this country look like a joke. The people who are making this country look like a joke are the remainers who keep on about another referendum since day one because they did not like the democratic vote. Also the MP,s who represent Leaving Constituencies mainly labour who are deliberately going against the wishes of their constituents. The same MP,s in the House of Commons who voted overwhelmingly for Article 50. The same MP,s from both main parties who stood on a platform and manifesto in the 2017 GE to honour and implement the result of the referendum. They are the people making this country look like a joke.

                                                                    • Time Is A Concept
                                                                      Time Is A Concept  4 days back

                                                                      littlebighorn that was three ducking years ago, many people have changed their minds because of how long it’s taking and how it’s making our country look like a joke.

                                                                    • littlebighorn
                                                                      littlebighorn  4 days back

                                                                      Time Is A Concept I don’t think 17.4 million people would agree with you that it’s pointless.

                                                                    • littlebighorn
                                                                      littlebighorn  4 days back

                                                                      Time Is A Concept so let’s get this right there were over 1000 people in a anti Brexit demonstration in London alone but only 3 pro Brexit demonstrators in Bristol .your words exactly. I,m sure there were about 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU 52% of the vote.Give me a break will you Your figures are utterly ludicrous.

                                                                    • Time Is A Concept
                                                                      Time Is A Concept  4 days back

                                                                      littlebighorn if you’ve been to the uk in recent months then you’d realise that everyone is fed up with brexit. It’s the most pointless thing ever. The antibrexit March has over 1000 people in, and that’s London alone. There was a pro brexit protest in Bristol, but it only had 3 participants.

                                                                  • Jack Fine
                                                                    Jack Fine  1 weeks back

                                                                    Eu is a cancer will end just like the USSR

                                                                    • Time Is A Concept
                                                                      Time Is A Concept  4 days back

                                                                      Jack Fine there is a difference between Marxists and Stalinists. Marxism is true communism, the communism that works and is good, Stalinism on the other hand is practically fascism.

                                                                    • Time Is A Concept
                                                                      Time Is A Concept  4 days back

                                                                      History disagrees. When the USSR was benign formed it was a dictatorship. Socialism works, communism does not. In the UK, the Labour Party is the second most popular party and its ideology is socialism, and even with the conservatives in power, a capitalist party, there is still lots of socialist policies still in affect.

                                                                    • Jack Fine
                                                                      Jack Fine  4 days back

                                                                      @Time Is A Concept Always sounds great , and always is shit. Marxists are cancer to the world. Hope you learn history and not make the same mistakes!

                                                                    • Time Is A Concept
                                                                      Time Is A Concept  4 days back

                                                                      Socialism is capitalism + a bit of communism = socialism. One very obvious part is equal right and money.

                                                                    • Jack Fine
                                                                      Jack Fine  4 days back

                                                                      @Time Is A Concept I have lived under socialism. Not Communism . Socialism is the step you need before you go to Comunsm. Been there done that ;)

                                                                  • Jack Fine
                                                                    Jack Fine  1 weeks back

                                                                    what defense from what , we already bring the trouble of immigrants (the invasion is done) why do we need protection , they can do whatever they want... Good thing is that Europeans soon well be gone. We are pussy`s and bunch of no good for nothing gays :)

                                                                    • Orthodox Templar
                                                                      Orthodox Templar  1 weeks back

                                                                      I love only one union

                                                                      The Soviet Union

                                                                      • Terry Dactyl
                                                                        Terry Dactyl  1 weeks back

                                                                        1. A system where the leaders are not publicly elected and cannot be removed by the public is not a democratic system!
                                                                        2. Sovereign states cannot be sovereign if their judicial system is subordinate to the EU courts!
                                                                        3. A currency system that has survived with life support from its central bank providing 80 billion Euros per month, for many years, is not a secure currency.
                                                                        4. An undemocratic system that wanted a constitution but was rejected by the European people was turned into a Treaty (Lisbon) which required no public vote. This treaty handed total power to the EU and exists today through the EU's stealth tactics.
                                                                        I would also like to respectfully ask if the makers of this film received funding from the EU?

                                                                        • sidd98110
                                                                          sidd98110  1 weeks back

                                                                          I think EU is the best place to live in the world. I'm from India and I've been to a few EU countries. It's really advance and I think they have thought of almost everything and they have the best and the most innovative solutions for their own individual problems. It was nice to be around people who think rationally. While in my country people blindly follow religion and bad practices. Although my country is rich in culture just like EU, we need to find evil with rational thinking.for eg If a temple/Majid/Gurudwara is creating nuesance for people then it needs to be taken down. People need to understand that people comes first than our gods and goddesses.

                                                                          • Jospeh Bloggington
                                                                            Jospeh Bloggington  1 weeks back

                                                                            Kill it with fire I say.
                                                                            They hate Europeans

                                                                            • TheMster pl
                                                                              TheMster pl  1 weeks back

                                                                              EU=soviet union 2.0

                                                                            • Demis NII
                                                                              Demis NII  1 weeks back

                                                                              The point is not whether the EU exists but who controls it! If it is a EU of the nations and of the peoples for its peoples, the idea of EU is a good one. But today the EU is the biggest Jewish Dictatorship/experiment on the planet that exterminates the indigenous European peoples, it promotes terrorism and islamization of all white races countries, it steals people's deposits creating great insecurity, this EU must end as soon as possible, but the key is who controls the Governments, the people or the Jewish so-called elite? Who elects these jew puppets the EU bureaucrats, certainly not the peoples of Europe and who they serve? All the decisions they make are against the indigenous peoples as an evidence I use the fact that WHEREVER AND WHENEVER people voted freely for this EU Jewish Junta they voted NO, so there are 2 choices for Europeans survivals either they get back Europe for themselves or they follow the example of BREXIT. Let us end the biggest dictatorship on Earth now!

                                                                              • jim parsit
                                                                                jim parsit  1 weeks back

                                                                                The main problem of the EU is the NATIONALITY that each country do first for herself, not for the whole UNION as once. It is a matter insincere and back to individual capitalist taking advantage of each other. The corrupt and weak gov't fall first and the less of EU come along.
                                                                                It is better to open the borders and let people, culture and equal access income to all. Equal distribution of housing, employment, and education, when that happened the EU will become one governance and a real UNION. For now, it is just a manmade fantasy dream that no one knows which way to go.

                                                                                • Scott Brierley
                                                                                  Scott Brierley  2 weeks back

                                                                                  As an Englishman who voted to leave the EU, I definitely do not think we should "end the EU". I do, however, believe the ability to leave should include the freedom to do so without interference. The EU is neither evil nor untrustworthy. It is in desperate need of reformation. Not easy, but possible.

                                                                                  • enoch powellsghost
                                                                                    enoch powellsghost  2 weeks back

                                                                                    A program for brainwashing 5 year olds.