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    The UK May Be Stuck With Europe

    As Britain prepares for a vote on whether it wants to remain part of the European Union, many are asking why anyone would want to leave such a powerful bloc. Some argue that Britain’s different from most member nations — countries that joined to erase their national memory of dictatorships, or those hoping European membership would be a ticket out of poverty. While the U.K. doesn’t share these historical sentiments, its economy is now more integrated with the EU than its former colonies — ties that would be tough to undo.

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