Talk:Franco-British Union

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Franco-German Union[edit]

it was said in the post-WWII 20th century france formed the germano-french european couple after a diplomatic failure between a british-french union. actually from its roots in the Franks era france is closer to germany than england isn'it? Paris By Night 06:17, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Geographically, yes! France and Germany share a border. Culturally? Also yes, sort of. Border regions (especially those which have changed hands between France and Germany/Prussia) have strong intermixing of cultures. Riesling wine, for instance! It makes as much sense as a union between the UK and US, and many have suggested the UK is "the 51st state". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.107.183.201 (talk) 01:36, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Culturally? NO!! France is closer culturally to Italia than Germany, sorry!So an Franco-Italian Union is better. ;)
France is closer culturally to Italia? NO!! Italy is closer culturally to Spain than France, sorry! Only South East France (Provence, Corsica) is closer culturally to Italia.88.178.38.7 (talk) 09:00, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Scotland and France[edit]

should be mentioned the scotts and french fought their common foe during the Hundred Years' War. Paris By Night 06:21, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Could be. However Scotland wasn't (and still isn't) a sovereign nation at the time of Mollet's request. The union would have been between France and the UK. Remember that the terms "Anglo" and "British" when used in such context do not necessarily refer to England (note the Anglo-French Concorde, developed during a similar period in history to Mollet's request). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.107.183.201 (talk) 01:31, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

ireland and france[edit]

is there a link between them? these people being both roman catholic. Paris By Night 06:21, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Depends how you look at it. France was officially secular, the RoI at the time was officially Catholic.
Now, France was a protagonist in WW2, Ireland was officially neutral. If you are asking the question "Why an Anglo-French union and not an Irish-French union?", I think religion would certainly not have been the factor that makes or breaks the deal. France was more concerned with rebuilding flattened cities, coming to terms with frictions between the ex-collaborators and the ex-resistance, trying to avoid getting drawn into other conflicts. Not to mention they were developing a forward-looking agenda that resulted in such things as TGV, France's nuclear power generation and a large chunk of Airbus. So, I'd imagine Mollet's request was either through gratitude and a desire for the two nations to be closer, or through desparation and a notion of "safety in numbers" (I'd imagine the latter!). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.107.183.201 (talk) 01:26, 12 May 2009 (UTC)


Henry II was a French noble[edit]

"From 1066 to 1214, the King of England held extensive fiefs in northern France, adding to Normandy the counties of Maine, Anjou, and Touraine, and the Duchy of Brittany." I think this part is misleading since it was the Count of Anjou that added Normandy and England to his domain, becoming "incidentaly" King of England. I'd redirect you to the Angevin Empire page for sources and details. -Chairman Meow

World War II proposal[edit]

Wasn't the WWII proposal also about preventing repercussions from the Germans over continued fighting either during or after armistice. Was it also intended to delegitimize Petain's administration? Possibly outlined as such in 'Dunkirk' by Hugh Sebag Montefiore. -maxrspct ping me 14:21, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Entente Cordiale?[edit]

Should we really have a section on the Entente cordiale? I don't think anyone seriously viewed it as a step towards union. 108.254.160.23 (talk) 11:00, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

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