Supernationalism (the voluntary association in economic, political, or cultural spheres of three or more independent states for a mutual benefit) is a way that regions can work together to gain economic success. Sometimes these unions are successful and sometimes they fail, often it depends on the politics driving the union. The European Union is an example of such supernationalism. The United States is associated with NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and there are three examples of supernationalism in South America – Mercosur, Andean Community, and Group of Three (G-3).
Recall the regional issue, “Europe: How desirable is economic and political union?” from your assigned readings this module. Do you support or oppose the European Union? Explain. Support your position by using an article from the Internet. Remember to include the website address in your post.