And all it took was a million-Muslim invasion of their nascent, wannabe "super-state," with thousands of Islamic State jihadists in tow, with almost daily terrorist threats and attacks and death tolls already in the hundreds, to make it happen.
Since it opened in 2000, the Oresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark has been a towering symbol of European integration and hassle-free travel across borders that people didn't even notice were there.
On Monday new travel restrictions imposed by Sweden to stem a record flow of [Muslim]s are transforming the bridge into a striking example of how national boundaries are re-emerging. A year of clampdowns on migration and terrorism has all but killed the idea of a borderless Europe where you could drive or train-hop from Spain in the south to Norway in the north without ever having to show your passport.
Because a borderless Europe where you could drive or train-hop from Spain in the south to Norway in the north without ever having to show your passport is a borderless Europe where Islamic jihadists could drive or train-hop from Spain in the south to Norway in the north, merrily massacring infidels by the thousands every bloody step of the way.
"We're turning back the clock," said Andreas Onnerfors, who lives in Lund, on the Swedish side of the bridge....
"We're going back to a time when the bridge didn't exist," he said, referring to the ID checkpoints being set up Monday on the Danish side for train passengers wishing to cross over to Sweden.
You're going back to a time when Europeans remembered that they were not America, not a union of States but a continental jigsaw puzzle of separate, distinct, sovereign nations each with its own culture and history, that cannot be shoved together in a transnational civic plumber's nightmare.
The move is meant to stop [Muslim invader]s from reaching Sweden, which abruptly reversed its open-door policy after receiving more than 160,000 "asylum-seekers" last year, mainly from [drumroll, please] Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
It follows the reintroduction of border checks in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium and other countries in what's supposed to be a passport-free travel zone spanning twenty-six nations.
No, it really is not supposed to be that. As they have now rediscovered the hard way.
The moves are supposedly temporary, but are likely to be extended if Europe's migrant crisis continues in 2016.
"It's basically every country for itself now," said Mark Rhinard, an expert on the European Union at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
As it should be. Otherwise, Eurabia is inevitable.
Ironically, that is why the Euros have a better chance of surviving the Islamic onslaught than we do. To modify an old but true adage, "There is strength in numbers.....of countries."