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That's what sanctions are for. But I highly doubt the EU will ever sanction the US as they are so dependant on them.



EU has more people and an equivalent sized economy.

The EU could stand up to the US if they felt it mattered.

Other than defence partnerships the EU is no more dependent on the US than the US is on the EU.

It's a two way street.

Unless you think the US would be happy to walk a way from the largest single market in the world (by GDP).


The USD is currently 62.70%[1] of all currency reserves. If you lose the ability to trade in dollars you are screwed and the US knows this.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserve_currency


Except the EU isn’t a country. Poland doesn’t have the same incentives that Greece might, as an example.


Except trade deals and regulations are negotiated/implemented top down.

So the EU has teeth if the US pushed it too far.

It's hard to get the EU to agree on a lot of things but something sufficient to make the EU consider punishing the US would likely be important enough they would agree.




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