Empire in geopolitics, with fealty to an anchor power, is a region.
Regions, quilts of princely states, once established, achieve a collective subconscious which keeps them together despite intermediate breakups.
The courage to look east across the stretch from Persia to the Indus Valley by a young Macedonian prince Alexander the Great to execute the politics of the Athenian republic of Plato and Aristotle had established an empire for Greece in the west and Egypt, and for Chanakya and Chandragupta Maurya’s India in South Asia circa 322 B.C.E.
Since the Aryan invasions of the Near East and Egypt, South Asia has been regionalized. India, which had broken up after Asoka the Great had come back together under Akbar the Great, the British and later Gandhi as a single national entity of many independent ethnic states.
China achieved regionalism in one prolonged swath of historical time, beginning after Confucius, who had lived during the same period as Aristotle, and continuing over the following two millennia, shadowed by the English and Japanese power mongering during its periods of weakness beginning in the mid-14th century.
Bilderberg Group, an untimely ambitious one world ideology on the terms of the Western European social elites, is a euro-centric Johnny-come-lately to the great game of the continuum of civilization.
Standing on the sidelines, Bilderberg Meetings watching the rending of Europe, only to hedge a possible European asunder by influencing American politics likewise is reminiscent of the history of the continent from the Roman Empire of Julius Caesar to the Holy Roman Empire of Octavian and Mark Antony and that of Constantine the Great.
Europe has not yet managed to bring itself together, despite the travails of Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. All three attempts to unite Europe per force through the cultural domination of a major power were consumed by the desire of the various European peoples to remain free, culturally, politically and economically, but always gravitating toward an Anglo-American form of regionalism, established in 1776 C.E as the United States of America, for the purpose of continental European (ethnic) unity.
A common European identity, similar to that of India, United States and China, is achievable if the continent remains committed to this goal through 2050.