National Sovereignty Prized Again as Defense Measure by Non-Western Nations
After the devastation of World War II, many leaders in European nations lost their belief in national sovereignty and their own ability to resolve national problems. Instead, they put their trust in regional and international governance, helping form the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the European Economic Community that eventually became the European Union. Many EU nations, especially those who were former colonial powers, as well as the current United States Administration, believe strongly in international governance for the purpose of controlling leaders and policies in, and financial flows to, other nations. This was strikingly evident during the April 2011 United Nations’ Commission on Population and Development. The Holy See and noble nations fought back. Here’s the story.