7th Graders presenting their answer to the pose statement to weather a nation should or could be better if it was allied with other nations or if it would be better to maintain their autonomy. Some European nations have come into allience with other nations by joining the European Union. With this many changes come to be, such as economic, cultural aspects. Students were able to identify the many changes countries that joined the EU went through and how they fared, such as all adopting the Euro as their joined currency. Other nations have remain independent due to their self-sufficiency. Still the fact remains to consider to weather be part of an international alliance or independent.