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So, what happens to Mann?
It can join the Faroes and the Western Isles to form the Union of Isles, obviously.
they can take the Isle of Wight with them, full of inbreds
I must ask that the honourable member withdraw their statement, it is unparliamentary language and must be withdrawn.
Better to be an inbred in the EU, than an inbred out of it!
-A Manx Inbred
Woah there nipper, at least when the sea-levels rise our webbed toes will put us at an advantage.
They even still would have a queen but Margrethe II. :P
That would be the most badass nation in Europe, and I want it to happen. Throw in Jersey and Guernsey while we're at it, eh?
Found the EU4 player
Isle of Man has never been part of the UK or EU so would be unaffected. It's a Crown Dependency like Guernsey and Jersey
It's funny how those place are either part of the Uk and full of british or have nothing to do with it depending on what suits then the best at the time.
I cant wait to see all those taxes haven lose all their EU access in a month, ought to be interesting.
Oh hey! I actually made this image a few years ago. Fun to see it pop up again.
I made up the England/wales flag but the Celtic union one was posted by someone on here: https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/comments/4pnfed/proposed_inrnorthernireland_flag_for_an/
You’re clearly a visionary
MI6! Open up, you bloody wanker!
where were you when aussie shitposting made scotland form a union with ireland
That flag though...
I have no idea what this would mean on socially and cultural level, but damn... those flags. Very sexy. Do it!
They both look beautiful!
This is a chance to put the welsh dragon in the UK flag !
Have the Red and White Dragons at each others' throats, dragging each other down to the ground. Symbolising the stability and synergy of a Union of just Wales and England.
The Wenglish one would look better if it was quartered, rather than green segments on the bottom, and white on the top.
Use a Celtic knot for the flag?
This is so stupid.
Can you pay for a bridge then?
France would probably happily pay for this, just because this would piss off England.
french here. i'd love to help with that. pretty sure we can get the danish on the drawing board too.
I’m assuming my invitation is still in the mail?
Along with Spain's, Netherlands', and Argentina's.
Don't forget India, too
Basically everyone at this point tbh
Bolivia would, too, I believe.
Quebec too, as long as it pisses off the Queen.
We build stupid tunnels constantly, I’m sure we’re game
Can we join? We know a thing or two about tunnels
We’ll even make it float if you want
We could turn this into an EU project and fund it together.
Not only would it show that united EU is stronger and better equipped for large infrastructure projects we could also piss off England together.
I would love to see the likes of Farage melt down over this...
It (a hypothetical Torr-Kintyre bridge) would be just 22 kilometers. The longest bridge over water is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at 38 kilometers so it's doable. (But then it would need to be connected to the A83, which takes a huge detour to reach the population centers of Scotland, unless two more bridges are built to and from the Isle of Arran, and the second would be much longer.)
A better way would be a bridge between Groomsport (NI) and Portpatrick (SC), it would be 36 kilometers long but it would establish an almost direct highway connection between Glasgow and Belfast. But at this point you might as well go for the world record and build it between Whitehead and Portpatrick (39 km). Just make sure to add a pair of high speed railway tracks too.
Edit: Yes, I get it. Ponchartrain is shallow.
Isn't the water rather deep in places?
243 meters at the deepest point, so yes, kinda. But hey: still less stupid than Brexit!
I think using a tugboat to try and drag the island of Ireland next to Great Britain is actually less stupid than Brexit.
Better yet: use a drill to create a chain of artificial volcanoes between NI and Scotland, creating a land bridge (maybe leaving a canal for shipping). It might be a Bond-villain level plan but hey, still only a couple centibrexits, maybe a decibrexit or so! (It's so good to have an SI unit for stupidity!)
build 2 bridges, one to that penisy sliver of scotland from the irish mainland and one to that bulgey thing to the south-west of the penisy thing.
the 2 closest points, it would work out well.
you could get the dutch to build it, we would be happy to, the chinese and swedish are also good at bridges i believe.
The EU would finance it ... with pleasure.
Awful idea, but that flag makes me want it to happen.
It is rather nice isn't it.
Stupider than Brexit?
A Scotland ROI union with the north still being in the uk would be even more stupid.
But it would not result in the DUP being part of Irish politics.
Please no, here in Ireland we would not be able to deal with the effects of aggressive expansion.
You don't gain AE when you form a union, so you should be good
It costs diplo points
Well whats the point of having one diplo relationship used for ever.
Depending on location it’s super convenient when you don’t want to do the load work of fighting petty wars yourself.
Unfortunately they nerfed having any sizable vassals stay loyal long term by capping development LD bonus at 100.
Are you suggesting they (the celtic union? the EU?) should use scottish (?) claims on britsh land to declare war? Maybe drag the EU into it?
They should definitely save the game before that (are we in Ironman?)
DDRJake from Paradox is Scottish. I think he will figure out some exploits to defeat England.
Unless you force it through claiming it.
Pfft. Just send some diplomats around or unlock the proper ideas.
It seems that r/eu4 is leaking again.
It never stopped. I even think it isn't leaking, this is the norm over here.
This is the highest voted comment. Earned quite some prestige there.
You are allied with the entire Europe. Only England and Wales would get Outraged with your AE, you have no need to worry about a Coalition
My drunken prince: USA, Saudi Arabia and Israel formed a military coalition against us!
Oh shit, the US has a babbling buffoon and Saudi Arabia has a malevolent bold fighter. One of them might just declare...
And once the UK has left the Holy European Empire they won't even eat the increased AE cost for eating Imperial provinces or receive the demand to return Unlawful Territory.
Not to mention that they'd be diplo-annexing anyway so worst case they have a bit lower dip rep for a few years, especially if they integrate NI and Scotland at the same time.
Amusing idea if both countries keep their independance and only cooperate on practical matters, but beyond Celtiboos, I'm 100% sure none of them want this.
Fun fact, the Empress of Japan is a Celtiboo
We going full circle.
Correct. Still a funny joke though
Yeah, I've never heard anyone reasonably propose this and personally I'd be 100% against it. I see no upside to forming an actual union over being two countries who strive for good diplomatic relations.
I love it
I would prefer the name "United Kingdom of Great Britain minus Scotland".
And ire-scots could keep it classy with Sireland
You want the Queen imposing absolute monarchy and ending Brexit?
Because this is how you get the Queen imposing absolute monarchy and ending Brexit.
At least a 92yo tyrant is easy to overthrow. Just give her a little push.
I dunno man. I get the feeling she may be immortal.
She is immortal as long as Britain, Scotland, and Wales are united.
This is the true reason Brexit is bad: it would make Scotland separate from GB, and thus kill the Queen.
I heard with enough orphan blood, even mortal wounds can be regenerated by our Lizard Queen, Lizzie.
Breaking apart the united kingdom merely lowers the amount of magic at her disposal. Her immortality is dependant on breaking far more arcane systems of power.
Or get her husband to drive her to her castle.
I can't imagine Scotland and Ireland working together, even just to spite the english
Scots and Irishmen are natural enemies, just like Englishmen and Scots, or Welshmen and Scots, or Japanese and Scots, or Scots and other Scots!
I'm not familiar with that region, is there some bad blood between them?
As a rule of thumb, there is bad blood between any two regions of Europe. It's just that some is more in fashion than others.
Belgium is rightful Spanish clay.
Belgium was a Roman province. Where is Rome? So, Belgium is rightful Italian clay.
:coughs in United Kingdom of the Netherlands:
We all know that the Netherlands are just Venice with less swearing against god.
(God I love this little poking between European countries)
G E K O L O N I S E E R D
You think you're all fancy with your Quick, your alsublieft and your extremely complicated administrative system, huh?
How on earth is the EU even possible?
exactly because everybody hates everybody, nobody wants to let 2 of his enemies form a union, so they join as well... well to be honest the EU is the result of trying to integrate the economies of Europe into on market so war wont be possible anymore... a quite effective way...
To an extent it's like the MAD doctrine during the could war; both sides armed themselves with nuclear weapons to ensure no one would be dumb enough to start a confrontation and destroy itself in the process.
Going against the EU is a sure way to lock yourself out of a massive market, something that the UK is really keen on experimenting...
I'm Scottish. Heard people from other countries say it a few times but have no idea where they're getting the idea. Scottish and Irish get on just fine.
Edit: Sectarianism is not Irish vs Scottish, it's Catholic vs Protestant. I know it has its roots in Irish immigration but it's not about that anymore. Its pretty much only really about football now. Celtic is not an Irish team.
The only thing the Irish and Scots disagree on is the spelling of the word Whiskey (Irish) or Whisky (Scottish). If we can overcome that hill. We'd be grand.
Well, that and the origin of whiskey.
You want a war? That's how you get a war. Perhaps that English chap was right.
The United States of Craíc
The word has an unusual history; the Scots and English crack was borrowed into Irish as craic in the mid-20th century and the Irish spelling was then reborrowed into English
Ooh can we do that! Then in a few years Wales can join, then Cornwall, then Yorkshire, then the rest of England... except Westminster. That bit we'll put a fence round and preserve as a kind of zoo.
You just killed a really good flag tho
Ah, incorrect PokemonAntagonist, two perfectly good flags.
So basically it's Belgium. 2 different nations into one country.
Belgium's at least 4.
Ze Germans (whatever you call the region capitaled at Eupen)
Ahhh Belgium. You combine 4 nations and get less than one state... at least that's what Farage tells me
What about Northern Ireland?
Yes. All those Irish Catholics and Scottish Presbyterians are going to get along famously.
History shows us that Irish Catholics and Scottish Presbyterians get on well. Northern Ireland proves it, they literally get on like a house on fire!
Yeah because historically the Scots and the Irish have gotten on so well.