Will the UK leave the European Union?

Let's take a trip across the pond now, shall we?

British Prime Minister David Cameron says it's up to the British people to decide whether the UK stays in the European Union. Cameron says he will propose holding a referendum in June after striking a deal to retain "special status" within the EU. Voters will then vote to remain or leave the EU.

But what's the significance of being a member? The European Union became known as the EU in 1993. Max Foster explains what the European Union is -- and how the EU was created.

Instructional Links

Encyclopedia Article: World Book Student, European Union (EU)

http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar186895

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Video: YouTube, Brief History of the European Union

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgnXwrsMBUs

Website Article: Ducksters, United Kingdom

http://www.ducksters.com/geography/country/united_kingdom.php

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