The European Union does not permit us to speak accurately of a `United States of Europe' as an entity analogous to the United States of America. France is in no danger of being relegated to "the equivalent of Nebraska" as supporters of the "No" vote in the Maastricht referendum claimed.


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Posted by Francisco Rubio Llorente on November 07, 1998 at 00:44:40:

In Reply to: Re: United States singular, United States of America plural posted by Jean Monnet on November 07, 1998 at 00:10:40:

: Here is a link which talks about the effects a constitution has on States.
:

:
: : Come on now: 1803?
: : I thought Martin was talking about present tense United States 1861-1998, not the Republic of 1789-1861?

: : "United States" sounds like a title to me, a singular fiction.

: : Can someone explain the uppercase "U" in United States as would have been used in a plural United States? Must be a reason.

: : In 1803 the States had inherent war power in the form of Militias at that point in time. I have Fed. legal info. saying otherwise but the ability to wage war was quite evident in the Civil War.

: : There was also the singular United States Gov. which made treaties + declared war.
: :

: : : And the "several" States is synonymous with
: : : the "federal" States.

: : Please explian the above statement further.
: : Federal is singular. Federation would be plural.

: : : [...] the citizens of each State shall be
: : : entitled to all the privileges and immunities
: : : of citizens in the federal States, [...]
: : : Annals of Congress, 8th Cong., Senate,
: : : The Louisiana Treaty, p. 51, November, 1803.

: : : The "several" States are the States in their
: : : confederated capacity, i.e., the United States
: : : of America as styled in the Articles of
: : : Confederation and often referred to in
: : : historical documents as "confederated states".

: : :




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