Monday 13 June 2016

There hasn't been a single year of peace in Europe since the United States of Europe was born in 1952

The Remainiacs like to repeat the myth that the EU has brought peace to Europe. Some time ago we produced a list of armed conflicts in Europe that had occurred during the 50 years of peace that the EU was given a Nobel Peace Prize for.

Now the EU referendum is almost upon us and the Remainiacs are making the same false claims it's time for an updated list and this time we've included a handy timeline as a visual reminder that there hasn't been a single year since the European Steel and Coal Community - the organisation that would evolve over time to become the EU - was created in 1952 without violent conflict in Europe.

There's a lot of peaceful revolution, terrorism, invasions, civil war and genocide to keep track of so it's rather large.