Your opinion, is alas entirely at odds with the facts.
The genesis of the EU was the Schumann declaration.
It proposed economic ties to make war between European nations inconceivable.
The EU was conceived as a peace project.
This is a simple fact, quote:
To ...'make war not only unthinkable but materially impossible'.
The peace project was an important factor, iron and steel protectionism initially but its still a protectionist superstate with an increasingly far right tinge ask your yellow jackets.