Re: A superpower is born
The treaty of Lisbon is a constitution for a federated European Union. Now, all countries in Europe have approved the treaty (despite being opposed by a majority of the people in many countries!).
Emphasis mine. Just to be accurate, this is not true:
Four Western European countries that have chosen not to join the EU have partly committed to the EU’s economy and regulations: Iceland (which has now applied for membership), Liechtenstein and Norway are a part of the single market through the European Economic Area, and Switzerland has similar ties through bilateral treaties. The relationships of the European microstates, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican include the use of the euro and other areas of co-operation.
Referendums in Switzerland have been regularly rejected, and in 2006 the Swiss Federal Council downgraded the full EU membership of Switzerland from a “strategic goal” to an “option.”