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Brexit is not the first time we have given up our stake in the continent – it’s just one more step in our long European adventure.
To us the conflict might seem futile, but the soldiers who fought saw things very differently. The deaths of millions changed the shape of the world.
In a corrupt, divided UK, there are plenty of problems down the line whether we leave or remain.
The Habsburg heir was a rose-fancying, pious man, fond of hunting and above all his family – yet his assassination a hundred years ago led to the fall of empires.