Britain’s historic “Brexit” vote could lead to a breakup of the whole European project.

Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, certainly hopes so.

“The EU is failing; the EU is dying. I hope that we’ve got the first brick out of the wall,” he told supporters after British citizens narrowly voted to ext the European Union. “I hope this is the first step towards a Europe of sovereign nation states, trading together, neighbors together, friends together but without flags, anthems or useless old unelected presidents.”

“The EU is failing; the EU is dying. I hope that we’ve got the first brick out of the wall.”

Britain will be the first country ever to leave the European Union, which traces its roots to the 1952 European Coal and Steel Community. The question now is wether Britain is an outlier or, indeed, the start of a domino effect that will topple the globalist-imagined union.

The United Kingdom has been more hostile to European integration than most nations on the continent. It never gave up its currency in favor of the Euro, for instance. And its politicians have resisted efforts to place more power into the hands of bureaucrats in Brussels, Belgium.

But there are signs of growing discontent through Europe. A Pew Research Center survey of people in 10 European countries earlier this year indicated that the union’s favorability stood at only 51 percent. Only 19 percent favored transferring more powers to the EU, while 42 percent said some powers should be returned to national governments. And views have been growing steadily more negative since 2004.

Favorability varied widely among nations. When trying to figure out the next domino that might fall, it might be useful to consider public opinion in Greece and France, where views of the EU were even more hostile than in Britain. In Greece, which has been in a decade-long economic slump and has been hampered by an inability to stimulate growth by devaluing its money, a whopping 71 percent of people had an unfavorable view. In France, the figure was 61 percent.

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A plurality also expressed negative views in Spain, while favorability ratings outweighed negatives by no more than 5 points in Germany and the Netherlands.

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Anti-EU politicians across Europe cheered the referendum results.

“Hurrah for the British! Now it is our turn. Time for a Dutch referendum!” tweeted Geert Wilders, who leads the right-wing Party for Freedom in the Netherlands. He told the BBC that it was “a matter of time” before his country followed suit.

Marine Le Pen, self-dubbed “Madame Frexit” and head of the right-wing National Front Party, tweeted, “Victoriesde la liberté,” or “Victory for Freedom.” She called for a referendum in France.

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Reaction was more subdued from the Euro-Establishment. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said, “It’s an explosive shock. At stake is the break-up pure and simple of the union.”

French President François Hollande called the vote “a tough test for Europe,” and German Chancellor Angela Merkel termed it “a blow to Europe and to the European unification process.”

Concerns that Britain’s membership in the EU had caused the country to lose control of its borders played a role in Thursday’s vote, and those concerns are widely shared throughout Europe — even in countries where overall support for the union is stronger. Disapproval of the EU’s handling of refugees ranged from a low of 63 percent in the Netherlands to a high of 94 percent in Greece, according to the Pew survey. People in a majority of countries also expressed a negative opinion of the EU’s handling of the economy.

Farage said during his victory speech that he believes the British revolt will embolden critics in other countries.

“The rest of Europe, Euroskeptic parties never talked about leaving the EU. Now they are,” he said. “An opinion poll in the Netherlands said a majority now want to leave. So we may well be close, perhaps, to Nexit. And similarly in Denmark, a majority there are in favor of leaving. So we could be quite close to Dexit.”

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The vote also triggered an immediate response in American politics. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said Friday that he intends to introduce legislation requiring the United States to honor its agreements with the United Kingdom and directing the U.S. trade representative to negotiate new bilateral agreements.

“The decision by the British people to leave the EU is a rejection of centralized power and unaccountable bureaucracy, a sentiment widely shared by many Americans,” he said in a statement.

Donald Trump hailed the vote as the British retaking their country, while President Obama and Hillary Clinton bemoaned the outcome.

Roy Beck, executive of the Washington-based NumbersUSA, said in a statement that unchecked immigration led to Thursday’s historic vote.

“No U.S. poll has ever shown more than a small fraction of Americans who have favored increasing immigration,” he stated. “Yet, both political parties for five decades have supported massive increases in foreign labor with no regard for the effects on vulnerable American workers.”