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Jean Monnet

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The Resume

    (November 9, 1888-March 16, 1979)
    Born in Cognac, France
    Deputy Secretary General of the League of Nations (1919-1923)
    President of the High Authority of the ECSC (1952-1955)
    One of the founders of the European Union

Why he might be annoying:

    He is French.
    His family sold alcohol.
    His vision of a European Union is fraught with difficulties.
    He never held elected office.
    He knocked up a 22 year old girl who was married to another dude.
    She then divorced her husband and married him.

Why he might not be annoying:

    The Jean Monnet Building of the European Commission is named after him.
    He believed correctly that the only way World War I would be won was through increased co-ordination of the Allied war effort.
    John Maynard Keynes said that his co-ordination efforts probably shortened World War II by a year.
    His vision of the European Union was not 'forming coalitions of states' but 'uniting men.'
    He was a strong opponent of the Vietnam War.
    He is considered one of the principle founders of the European Union.

Credit: D & Captain Howdy


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying