PUBLISHED MAR 25, 2019

Brexit referendum: Why it happened and what's next

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The Story

Welcome to the UK and EU’s messy breakup.


The Background

In the 1950s, Europe was trying to avoid a repeat of WWII. So a handful of countries decided to build closer economic and political ties in order to maintain peace and economic stability in the region. Meet, the European Economic Community. It started going by “EU” in the ‘90s and now has 28 member countries. The UK joined the squad in the ‘70s.