The early thinkers of a European Union in the 18th century - EXPeditions

The early thinkers of a European Union in the 18th century

by Christopher Brooke
  • Key point 1
    The Abbé de Saint-Pierre didn’t believe that the balance of power was a way to preserve peace; he called it the system of war and wanted a European union.
  • Key point 2
    Rousseau believed that the vanity of kings and their warmongering were an obstacle to building an international confederation.
  • Key point 3
    Kant suggests that it’s only when humans possess the technology to destroy themselves that they will be motivated to come together to abolish war.