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The European Union as a new imperialist power: 12 "peace" missions on 3 continents

In the shadow of the USA the European Union is beginning to operate worldwide. Meantime there are 12 european peace missions on 3 continents from which 5 are military missions, the others are political missions.
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The EU presents itself as a "soft power" and therefore stands for "soft imperialism" - which is not better than "hard imperialism", but better hidden.

Click on the pic to see the growing european influence.