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Paradoxically or not, the integration of European countries into the European Union seems to have generated a variety of autonomy or even secessionist movements, as with Catalonia and the Basque regions of Spain, or Flanders within Belgium, not to mention the possibility of British secession from the EU itself as a result of the desire of many contemporary Britons to discriminate against immigration from the Continent. As the fear of external warfare diminishes, attention can return to the actual extent to which the countries organized around putative necessities of defense will necessarily maintain their unity in a radically different world.
It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it. . ” The United States, he continues, will inevitably appear to threaten the interests of several powerful countries: “With France and with Britain we are rivals in the [cod] ﬁsheries,” and further tensions would certainly be raised as the United States sought entry into trade with China and India. It therefore must always be watchful of countries that may believe they can “get something” by hindering the United States.
F e der a l i st 8 On the Rise of a Militarized State P ublius continues to argue that a truly United States offers far better prospects for maintaining security and liberty than does adherence to the Confederation and the likelihood of ultimate dissolution into three separate countries along the Atlantic coast. He posits that “[s]afety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct,” which, as we saw, is little more than an extension of the central insights of both Hobbes and Locke, that people are motivated to live under organized government because it offers them security against threats by ill-motivated others.