Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,
Coyoty
coyoty

In 1956, France asked to move in with England.

The BBC has found papers from 1956 detailing talks between the prime ministers of England and France in which France proposed to become a protectorate with the same status as Ireland.  It seems that France was upset that Egypt was taking back the Suez Canal and playing with Albanian rebels instead.  France decided it didn't want to live on its own as a country any more because it was too hard, and it was afraid Russia or the United States was going to come after it, and asked if it could come live with England instead.  The English prime minister said they'd think about it.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20070115-1116-britain-france.html
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?storyid=2007-01-15T171602Z_01_L15388462_RTRUKOC_0_UK-BRITAIN-FRANCE-UNION.xml
Tags: 1956, albania, england, france, suez, union
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