Nationalism is a product of industrial society: recap. Primary allegiances shift from nation-state to something above that. Historical circumstances: run up to war and wwii. European coal and steel community: 1951 (france, germany, italy, belgium, netherlands, State interests: german economic power and french political influence. Idea: unite economies and then you unite state interests. Today called european union: from six to 27 countries. Institutions a) european commission b) council c)european court of justice d) parliament. Creation of euro: gradual introduction after 1995 and banknotes in 2002. Design flaw: what is to prevent member states from running gigantic budget deficits. Crisis in greece (and ireland and spain and portugal and italy. Raises question of solidarity and interests (do germans want to pay for greek pensions or have.