The European Union is the result of a group of leaders who looked forward to a peaceable, united and thriving Europe. Besides its founding fathers, there are several who have strived hard to uphold the peace and prosperity of the nations who are a part of the European Union. There were just six countries who agreed to partake in the treaty in the beginning but now it is a powerful union of with 28 member countries in it. There is a long history behind the formation of the European Union. The Union is an emerging power bloc. The decisions and changes in rules and regulations of the European Union largely affect the other countries of the world too.