We could have licensed fishing and controlled our one true resource while building an industry.
But we did not. And I doubt if we had we would have been that successful.
27 countries, it has to fall apart eventually??
No, there are 50 states in America. Europe is small and even smaller if we do not get together.
Lisbon is the first Euro treaty that refers to the EU's population as "it's citizens". I don't wish to be it's citizen. I don't think most other Europeans want to be it's citizens, but then they were not asked.
I do think you have a very valid point that other countries did not get the opportunity to vote, sounds mad. At this stage of the game it has to be democratic.
I have no problem being a European citizen, so long as Europe stands for Democracy.