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Q&A: Why has neither Switzerland or Norway joined the European Union?

Question by : Why has neither Switzerland or Norway joined the European Union?
I find it weird considering most of their bordering countries are members of the European Union

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Answer by u_bin_called
For the same reason England has not fully joined either….They have far more to lose than to gain.

Switzerland is one of the most tightly-controlled and secretive economies in the world…it would be like making the CIA a publicly-traded company and asking to disclose their financials.

Norway is rich in natural resources and that wealth is reserved for the benefit of their relatively small and homogeneous population. Why would they want to encourage workers from other EU countries to take from that pie?

There’s a reason why many of the countries so often touted as having “successful socialism” also happen to have the tightest economic and cultural controls….they tend to go hand in hand.

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Question by firewomen: Norway received telephone message from Russia?
saying they are cutting all ties with NATO and its members. How will this affect the US in needing their help with say Iran and other areas in Europe.
If the US does not need the help of Russia then why did they ask for help in dealing with Iran….
since Russia deals with Iran the US thinks they have an influence on Iran and want Russia to help control Iran.
since Russia deals with Iran the US thinks they have an influence on Iran and want Russia to help control Iran.

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Answer by Violation Challenged
The NATO Organization did without the Soviets for 40+ years, so whats the problem?

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