An awfully strange bit of news. Apparently, on September 10, 1956, French Prime Minister Guy Mollet came to London to discuss the possibility of a merger between the two countries with Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden, even vetting the idea that Queen Elizabeth might become the French monarch. When that didn't work, Mollet brought up the notion of joining the Commonwealth. Although Mr. Eden was a little more inclined to this idea, nothing ever came of it either.
Its interesting to imagine how things might have turned out.
On the upside, "Fritain" could field a great World Cup squad. But on the downside, Conservatives wouldn't have France around to hate anymore. Who would replace them? Well, the Italians have surrendered alot in the past 100 years. There's an old WWII joke to the effect that Italian tanks had back-up lights. But "pasta eating surrender monkeys" just doesn't have the same ring to it.