The river Rhine flow from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea.
The Rhine initially flows north into the Bodensee (a lake) which is on the border of Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
It leaves the Bodensee at Konstanz, and flows west to Basel.
At Basel it turns north again, and forms the border between France and Germany.
The Rhine is navigable from Basel to the sea.
After Basel it flows near to Strasbourg, and then Mainz.
From Bingen to Koblenz is a stretch known as the 'Rhine Gorge', which is a tourist area.
After Koblenz come Köln (Cologne) and Düsseldorf. It crosses into the Netherlands, just after the border the Rhine Delta starts. Each branch of the Rhine has a different name, and none of them are called 'Rhine'.
The largest branch reaches the North Sea at Rotterdam.
Some of the reasons for the establishment of the European Union (EU)
Already in the 1920s some politicians (such as Briand and Stresemann) tried to achieve reconciliation between France and Germany as the basis for establishing a durable peace in Europe. A few intellectuals, such as Fritz von Unruh in Germany, even talked and wrote about a union of sorts between France and Germany. However, the Great Depression and the rise of the Nazis wrecked their efforts.
After WW2 there were fresh efforts, however. Initially, the countries actively involved were France, West Germany, Italy and the Benelux countries. The move also had the support of Churchill. It began in 1951 with European Coal and Steel Community which created a common market for coal and steel amongst 6 member-states (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg).
The next step was a customs union - the European Economic Union (1957) - with tax harmonization in some areas. It was also felt that economic interdependence would strengthen peace. The first expansion occurred in 1973 when Britain, the Irish Republic and Denmark joined. The EU has continued to expand and now consists of 27 countries with an overall population of about 492 million people (2007). Additional countries are clamoring for admission. After all, nothing succeeds more than success.
Britain appears to be a reluctant member. It has still not succeeded in finding a post-imperial role for itself. Moreover, at key junctures many British politicians have badly underestimated the potential of the EU - and still do so.
So trade is easier in between the countries, and if they are in the EU, they can just have a common currency.
They thought god gave it them to punish them!!!
To decide what shall be done with Africa....that would make an agreement based on whatever nation whom wanted to own a part of Africa would proclaim it and therefore aviod wars or fights.