Re: You missed out Napoléon.
Did you see Jeremy Paxman's programme last night that looked into how the EU runs.
>Paxman in Brussels: Who Really Rules Us? <
It was a real eye opener, it changed my mind.
At a point 4:46min into the programme Jeremy observes this astounding display at the 23 Million Euro visitors centre.
> “National sovereignty is the root cause of the most crying evils of our time and of the steady march of humanity back to tragic disaster and barbarism…The only final remedy for this supreme and catastrophic evil of our time is a federal union of the peoples..”<
After that the situation is shown to be much worse than I could have imagined.
(see also http://www.edmundburkeinstitute.ie/category/latest-essay/ )