Prospect of Union
In June 1904, British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour drew up a draft, "The Franco-British Union" proposal. He argued that such a union would help both sides oppose the growing power of the Germany empire. Eventually, after much debate, both sides accepted the proposal and the two nations united of 1 August 1904.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland and France
The new nation became known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland and France.