Re: You missed out Napoléon.
"comparing the EU to Hitler ... nothing farcical about the comparison" It's not farcical, indeed, it's just pathetic. The EU isn't trying to create a monolithic Europe, just a Europe with uniform practices for trade, labour and rights. Actually the EU is a very strong defender of national and linguistic identity and regional culture, if you hadn't noticed. And the EU doesn't do things by stealth - actually Hitler did that, for example his attacks on Poland and Russia were pure stealth attacks.
There would be even more ITYS in the sad event of a Brexit.