The United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and France?

Raymond Chen

Recently-unearthed documents reveal that back in the 1950’s, France proposed merging with United Kingdom into a single country or at least joining the Commonwealth. Apparently, Churchill proposed a similar alliance in the 1940. It too was rejected. (Other coverage. There’s a secret joke in that article: Check out the URL.) Apparently, the proposal was never seriously considered.

Ah, what could have been…