I have a question about Schengen visas, specifically Uniform Schengen Visas (USV).
Is it allowed for Nationals of 'Annex II' countries (visa waiver countries) like the USA to apply for a Uniform Schengen Visas (USV) instead of using the visa waiver?
It has been the standard answer here on travel.stackexchange for any non visa National who has had previous problems with UK immigration (refused entry etc) to apply for entry clearance (although they are not required to) which when approved serves as a panacea for previous UK immigration problems, basically it wiped your slate clean.
You (implicitly) want to know how to break the chain of serial refusals and to clear the record and to enjoy some mobility. Fortunately there is a wonderful panacea for this: successfully apply for an entry clearance. Once you have done this, your history will fade into irrelevance.
Does the same apply for Schengen visas?