European Union

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European Union
Flag of the EU as of the early 21st century
Government overview


Representative democracy

Societal overview

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Tier 3

Historical overview




Unified Earth Government


The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of national governments located primarily in Europe on Earth. Established under its current name in 1993, the EU continues to exist as a major political entity in the 26th century.[1] A democratic confederation of nations, the European Union is economically and politically powerful, as well as proudly multicultural.[2]

Early history[edit]

Europe is the birthplace of Western culture. European nations played a predominant role in global affairs from the 16th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonization. By the 17th and 18th centuries European nations controlled most of Africa, the Americas, and large portions of Asia. World War I and World War II led to a decline in European dominance in world affairs as the United States and Soviet Union gained prominence. The Cold War between those two superpowers divided Europe along what came to be known as the Iron Curtain. The European Union was formally established when the Maastricht Treaty—whose main architects were Helmut Kohl and François Mitterrand—came into force on November 1st, 1993.

Recent history[edit]

Europe seen from orbit during the Battle of Earth.

At some point in the 22nd century, the Houses of Parliament in the United Kingdom (a member of the European Union) were severely damaged in a domestic terrorist attack. During the Jovian Moons Campaign in 2160, and again throughout the Interplanetary War (2164-2170), the Frieden movement was supported by corporations headquartered in the Unified German Republic, since they were often targets of Koslovic-affiliated "workers' crusades" and much of the Frieden-controlled territory included German colonies. At the end of that war, Unified Earth Government became a full-fledged governing entity, which then gained full autonomy and authority over Earth and her colonies in 2204. As a geopolitical entity on Earth, the European Union has been directly subordinate to the United Nations ever since.

When the Human-Covenant War began, the United Nations Space Command took over all governmental affairs, both on Earth and throughout human-occupied space. Over the course of the war, Beweglichkeitsrüstungsysteme, a corporation based in Essen, Unified German Republic, was responsible for developing multiple variants of MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor, including the CQB, CQC, and JFO-class variants. Following the end of the decades-long conflict, Beweglichkeitsrüstungsysteme continued its work, creating Technician[3] and Freebooter variants of the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor and the Rampart VISR, for the GEN2 platform. On October 28th, 2558, a Guardian arrived at Earth under the direction of Cortana and swiftly proceeded to knock out all communications and power across the planet with an enormous electromagnetic pulse. The European Union was not spared and fell under her sway along with every other nation-state and political subdivision on the planet, not to mention those on many other human colonies as well.


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  1. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Sergeant Mike Baird article
  2. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 296 (2011)
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Conventional Warfare