In supranational cooperation like the EU there are forces that will unite and divide the countries. An economic centripetal force that unites the EU is the Trade Bloc. The Trade Bloc allows the EU countries to have more power in global economy. There are some countries that are small and will never be able to compete in the global market, but when they work with all the EU countries they have more power and can do more business. However, a cultural centrifugal force that divides EU members is national pride and cultural traditions. Some countries don't want to give up their traditions for the EU. For Example many countries are proud of their national soccer teams and wouldn't want to give up for one European team.Also many countries want to keep their language which makes it hard for them to communicate from the EU. The centripetal and centrifugal forces unite and divide Europe and these forces make cooperation useful but also challenging .
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