Quotation by Leon Trotsky

The Federated Republic of Europe—the United States of Europe—that is what must be. National autonomy no longer suffices. Economic evolution demands the abolition of national frontiers. If Europe is to remain split into national groups, then Imperialism will recommence its work. Only a Federated Republic of Europe can give peace to the world.
Leon Trotsky (1879–1940), Russian revolutionary. Conversation, October 30, 1917, at Smolny, Petrograd. Reported by John Reed in Ten Days That Shook the World, ch. 3 (1926).
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