Pan-European nationalism

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Not to be confused with Pan-European identity.
This article is about those who claim that Europe is, or should be, a single nation. For the history and ideology of nationalism in Europe, see Nationalism. For the practice of viewing the world from a European perspective, see Eurocentrism. For those who state that the European Union should be a federation or confederation, see Category:Eurofederalism.

Pan-European nationalism refers to the ideology that Europe should be united politically due to its being united by a single European culture which began with the production of Venus figurines.[citation needed]

Within the larger current of Pan-European identity, there are those[who?] who explicitly support the idea that Europe is a single nation, or that it should seek to become one.

To be distinguished is the Neo-Eurasianism of the National Bolsheviks, who call for the creation of a single Eurasian nation under the leadership of Russia.

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The International Paneuropean Union or 'Paneuropean Movement' was founded in 1923 by Richard Nikolaus Graf Coudenhove-Kalergi. It survived the Second World War, and had some influence on the formation of the European Economic Community. (Coudenhove-Kalergi first proposed An die Freude as European anthem).

After the war, the Swede Per Engdahl created a European Social Movement (with the same name as a small French collaborationist party, founded in 1942 by Pierre Costantini) alongside Maurice Bardèche. A more extremist splinter group, the New European Order, would also emerge under Switzerland's Gaston Armand Amaudruz

Shortly afterwards Francis Parker Yockey created the European Liberation Front which only had a brief existence. Much the same fate awaited the European Popular Movement created at the end of the 1950s by Otto Strasser

In 1960, parallel to the foundation of Jeune Europe by Jean Thiriart, the latter, with Otto Strasser and Oswald Mosley, briefly created the National Party of Europe. Mosley promoted European Nationalism with his Europe a Nation campaign, and through his (British) Union Movement. Jeune Europe disappeared in 1969. It was succeeded by several pan-European movements of less importance, such as Comité de liaison des européens révolutionnaires and the European Liberation Front (the second organisation with this name).

In France, pan-European nationalism is represented by the Bloc Identitaire. Another organisation, who claimed not only to be inspired by rightists but also by socialists such as Louis Auguste Blanqui and who adopted a position of Anti-Americanism, Anti-capitalism and Anti-Zionism, is the Réseau Radical. In Belgium the principal European-nationalist organisation is the group Synergies européennes led by the college lecturer Robert Steuckers. It is considered part of the New Right. In both countries the idea is also advocated by the Parti Communautaire National-Européen, a National Bolshevik group that succeeded Jean Thiriart's earlier Parti Communautaire Européen.

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