The Treaty of Rome strived to create a better quality of life among its people by feeding them and supplying energy, they introduced policies such as workers’ rights and promoted leisure time among the people. Prior to the 1950’s young people wore the same style of clothes as their parents and grandparents, but with the introduction of a leisure/consumer society people began dressing differently. There was a distinct market aimed at young people and the youth culture, and this all stemmed from the Treaty of Rome and it’s creation of a brand new integrated Europe with no borders to separate societies.
It was agreed that companies in the member states would not compete against each other and develop policies together in order to increase stability among the countries in Europe and raise the standard of living. The impact the Treaty of Rome had on Europe was that it gave people aspirations for a better life and more options such as going to university and the possibility of emigration. The members states of the TOR wanted to diminish ‘nationalistic opposition’ and move from a common market to a single entity – which is where the idea of the Euro originated from as it was seen as the ultimate statement in European integration.
The idea of a united Europe started with coal and steel, but by 1970 all the economic barriers were gone and both goods and people were able to move around Europe freely. The treaty focused on economic regeneration and the provision of funds to train staff and create infrastructure to build each country’s economy. Along with providing structural funds, the main features of the TOR were the ‘four freedoms’ – movement of goods, people, services and capital, the common Agricultural Policy – which was crucial for the stability of Europe and also introduced lots of new types of food from different countries.
"Europe was a Christian creation, not only in essence but in minute detail" The above statement can perhaps best sum up the relationship between Christianity and Europe throughout the ages. Christianity has been the strongest single influence in the history of Europe. Regardless of the century, no discussion would be complete without reference being made, at least in small part, to the Church. It ...
Finally the treaty focused on expansion of their community and the rules to join it; if a country wanted to apply for membership they had to adhere to a certain standard of human rights and democracy etc. In its preamble The Treaty of Rome’s main emphasis was on people, peace and union. It wanted countries to pull their resources and remove borders to increase interaction throughout Europe. The Treaty of Rome was seen as an incredible feat of diplomacy that paved the way for democracy in Europe and ensured that they would never go to war with each other again by achieving supranational co-operation.