Soviet Union fell apart in 1990., and in 2001. there was an Islamist attack against World Trade Center. Yet NATO survived during those ten years. So did the World Trade Organization.
Advocates of integrations come exclusively from countries which achieved their sovereignty and stability on the principles of individuality; first and foremost United States of America. But after the fall of USSR, NATO is increasingly focused on cultural and economic activities. Intellectuals, especially Western ones, are quick to denounce nationalism, even though it was nationalism which showed a path to freedom from the Communist dominance to countries of the Eastern Europe. Does this reveal a hidden goal of integrations, that is to enslave countries which achieved their freedom in 1990s? Quite likely.
In 1995., studies about expansion of NATO imposed following “military” requirements for membership: interoperability, acceptance of NATO doctrine and politics of standardization, and compliance with 1.200 agreements and publications. Due to requirements for standardization and interoperability, NATOs military integration is inseparable from trade integrations. And Conservatives in the USA always saw NATO as an institution which has to remain under complete control of Washington, without giving any power to its European partners.
All the Western integrations – NATO, EU, WTO – push the same requirements on new members: “cut the budget, reduce the government”. It is irrelevant wether these integrations are nominally of military (NATO), governmental (EU) or economic (WTO) character. United States have 4,3% of world populace, yet represent 37% of the world spending on military (in 1997., US had 5% of world populace and represented 36% of world military spending). United States spend more on military than next ten biggest spenders combined – most of them US allies. Between 1986. and 1994. world military expenditure dropped by 35,2%, but US expenditure dropped only by 21%. Pentagon is also horrifically non-transparent, losing billions without even knowing where they go. Meanwhile, 43% of Americans are insufficiently literate. EU is (still) enslaved to United States, and United Nations are completely impotent. In 1980s, USA sent 200 million USD worth of weapons to Somali dictatorial government, to spend 2 billion USD on stabilizing it later; still, Somalia debacle more often is used to point to ineffectiveness of United Nations. US share in weapons sales to Third World went from 48,5% in 1991. to 75% in 1993., and down to about one third in 2016.
Integrations may sound nice in theory, but in reality they are rather devilish. They change internal structure and international position of every country. Southeast European Cooperation Idea was forced by Washington and Bruxelles as a way of destroying sovereignity of all countries participating in it; Croatia joined in 2000. under antinational Communist government.
European Union itself has two purposes. First, it is a way for old European colonial empires to conquer other nation-states, primarily in Southern and Eastern Europe. Second, it is a way to intimidate countries outside Europe, primarily in Africa and Middle East. Military action in Iraq, Libya and Mali, as well as European integration and no-borders policy have a single goal: destruction of nation-states and imposing of regimes and policies acceptable to Western capitalists. France has moved back into Mali, and Germany back into German East Africa (now Tanzania).
The arrangements being made by the EU with India are to expand the Single European neo-liberal Market. India is to open her borders and privatise in exchange for free movement of labour as well as capital. Meanwhile, trade arrangements between US and EU are tailored to advantage of transnational corporations and banks, being designed to override powers of national governments and remove any controls of flow of capital. Transnational corporations and banks want to remove all restrictions on their objectives to have free movement of capital, services, goods and labour. European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), a powerful lobby in Brussels, has promoted the EU at each stage. The ERT has pressed for and helped draft various EU treaties, the neo-liberal Single European Market and single currency.
Result of transnational policies, centralization and reduction of powers of national governments has been a crisis, both political and economic one, and reduction in the economic growth of Europe. The privatization of many important portions of public sector has been choreographed by EU policies, directives and regulations. National governments, already bought out by capitalists, have rubber stamped these destructive policies. European Union is anthithetic to nation-state and its accompanying institutions of democracy, national self-determination and freedom of speech and action. EUs common policies, directives and legislation are all designed to hand all aspects of the public sector to privateers, including crucial things such as regulation, defense, welfare and education. But its basic goal is to divert money from the public into pockets of select few capitalists and bankers, and to reverse the historic gains of the French Revolution. Modern right-wing, with its opposition to socialism, and left-wing, with its opposition to nationalism, are both puppets used to further the goals of capitalism while preventing any actual opposition by providing controlled opposition that is no danger to capitalists.