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The Defence of Europe, or DOE act, was an agreement formed in the pandemic years. As part of the United Kingdom's rise in the role of defending Europe, the European nations of the mainland sent large contingents of their standing armies to as permanent bases to the UK. Britain built new ships, submarines and other weaponry as an essential part of its economy and the new income enabled it to offer free services to the common wealth and invest in new technology. For the rest of Europe it meant that in the event of another pandemic or other catastrophe on the mainland there was a vast capacity for defence close by.
In the pandemic the British couldn't let even one migrant boat through, because if the pandemic got worse, or if a new disease arose, they had to be able to have air tight border control. Additionally, they had a joint responsibility with France to ensure that people weren't trying to cross the channel in boats ill equipped to deal with a storm. And so it became their policy to share the costs of housing, medicine, food and education for the migrants in the French port towns. In this matter Britain and France became partners. It was also noted that as Britain and France are the nuclear powers of Europe, and thus take on a defensive role toward the entire continent, it was in the interests of all that should mainland Europe be temporarily incapacitated by a new pathogen, a fully operational United Kingdom would be its best protector. Thus a strong Britain committed to the defence of Europe (and a strong ally of the United States) was essential. The road toward global peace was never going to be won in a day and until that end was achieved, foreign policy and the balance of power needed due consideration.
In short, in the defence of Europe (DOE) act, the British-French alliance took on the lion's share of European defence and the rest of Europe focused on food and water security. After that, it was up to the financiers to make it work, to ensure that each nation state had enough funds to run its institutions for the good of its people.
When an astute intellectual with a good heart sits in the top seat of Washington, Europe breathes easy. Yet in recent years the role of leading "the free world" appeared to be returning to London, Paris and Berlin - as such the DOE act was essential for peace internationally, to bolster democracy and show that it was the right way to run nations. As such it was as necessary for the stability of America as Europe.
There were times in recent history when the US military had acted as part of NATO to stabilise Europe and prevent further genocide; and so, for the security of Europe, it was important for the region to build the capacity to do this for themselves.