While the Arab Muslim's appear to be annihilating each other and bombing each other back into the stone age, the New Roman Empire is unifying ever more and more; little by little. The European's have learned from their mistakes ( WW I & WW II ) but Middle East Arab countries have not learned anything from history or so it seems. The 'Islamic Caliphate' is just another fad, if you look closely at the geographic demographics between the Sunni's and the Shia's in the supposed 'Islamic Caliphate' you too will realize its impossibility. The truth is that in 2014; Muslim's blew up more Mosques and killed more Muslim's than any foreigner ! With all of its 'problems and challenges' the European Union continues to be the largest economic, military and political alliance of nations that this world has ever seen. In the mean time the 'Arab Islamic' nations are going through their very own 'World War I' and they are already some 60+ years behind the technologically & democratic advanced nations of the world and to add 'insult to injury' it will take them decades to rebuild the little infrastructure that they once enjoyed and that fundamentalists keep blowing up.