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Brexit referendum: Plenty at stake for Europe as well

Victory for the "Leave" camp could be a critical turning point for the EU, the catalyst for a broader process of political disintegration.

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With Brexit, the EU would lose its second-most populous member, its second-largest economy and one of its two principal military powers.

The UK was a latecomer to the European Union and has always been an ambivalent member. Geography and history have left a deep imprint on the country's relations with the continent. The English Channel - that thin stretch of water only 32km wide at its narrowest point - has enabled the UK to