Fighting for Europe


Some consider Brexit a casualty. To others, it is the greatest possible catastrophe. For now, the actual parameters and long-term consequences remain undetermined. Does Brexit mean the end of the EU? Or will it – in the context of renewed Cold War activity in the Ukraine – alter the geopolitics of transatlantic relations? Which states will profit from Brexit and which ones will lose?

The film examines the creation of the European Union and its historical context from a geopolitical perspective. After WW2 it was the United States that fostered an anti-communist Western Europe in which the population would resist the lures of socialism by the promise of affluence. US-American strategists saw the EU as a means to an end. They supported cultural diplomacy but only under the premise of common politics against Moscow.