"France and Great Britain shall no longer be two nations, but one Franco-British Union. The constitution of the Union will provide for joint organs of defense, foreign, financial and economic policies. Every citizen of France will enjoy immediate citizenship of Great Britain, every British subject will become a citizen of France."
-Winston Churchill in his final "Declaration of Union"It seems like ages since Britain and France were their own nations, and a union between the two was deemed a hilarious impossibility before the Second Great War. In 1940, as the war raged in France, the British made a proposition, a proposition which would have massive impacts on the rest of the 20th Century.
Point of Divergence
Instead of surrendering, the French government elects to fight on. Because of the extra time it takes to beat down the French, Barbarossa is delayed about a year, with Hitler starting his assault on the Soviet Union in May of 1942. Unfortunately for him, the year-long delay has led to the Molotov line being nearly completed and the Red Army being in much better shape. The Germans break the Molotov line, but at a terrible cost, leading to the German advance bogging down on the Dnieper-Dvina line.