Do you think it would have been a good thing if France and England would be united to form a single country?

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Three times in history, people thought of merging France and England into one country.

1) In 1420, the King of France Charles VI signed with Henry V of England the Treaty of Troyes, thought to put an end to the Hundred Years War: he provided that the English king would marry the Frenchman's daughter, and that their heir would be placed at the head of the two united countries.
Little Henry VI effectively becomes the first ruler of this "double monarchy". He was duly consecrated at Notre-Dame de Paris in 1431, two years after being at Westminster. Only a certain Charles VII, helped by a certain Joan of Arc, was also crowned king of France in Reims in 1429 and, on the strength of his military victories, he succeeded in sending the boy back to his island.

2) The second attempt took place at the time of the total collapse of 1940. On June 16, to prevent the country on its knees from yielding to Hitler, Churchill endorsed an idea of Jean Monnet, and asked de Gaulle to submit it to Paul Reynaud, President of the Council: the Franco-British union, that is to say the total merger of the two countries into one, army, Parliament, natural resources. Reynaud has resigned. Pétain is already in the process of going to the armistice. The proposal falls in the Channel.

3) The third, finally, was only revealed by the BBC in 2007, on the basis of declassified documents, and would have taken place in September 1956, when the two countries were preparing to intervene in Suez against Nasser. This time it was Guy Mollet, head of government in Paris, who allegedly proposed marriage to his counterpart Anthony Eden. He would have refused, but in return proposed that France join the Commonwealth. This would have made Elizabeth II the sovereign of our Republic.
Do you think it would have been a good thing if France and England would be united to form a single country?
Do you think it would have been a good thing if France and England would be united to form a single country?
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