The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”. Essentially, the EU got an award for not starting WWIII. It may seem as though Peace Prize standards are sliding, but when you look back on Europe’s history – this much peace really is worth celebrating. So many of her greatest achievements were forged during European conflicts. Those touristy castles were built with thick walls for a reason and those artworks in museums are celebrating military glory.
Europe’s history is a blood soaked one.
This video is a timeline of Europe’s dancing borders – proof that the Nobel Prize may have been rightfully awarded.
*As an aside, our Polish friends would want us to point out just how vast Poland was for a time.