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You may have heard of the "heptarchy" of seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. Actually there were about a dozen Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the year 600, and about five of them were important in Anglo-Saxon history. Some historians have suggested that there might have been hundreds of tiny Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the 6th century, which merged peacefully or violently to ...


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The independent Republics of: Texas, Vermont, and California all peacefully merged into the United States... I don't think independent countries peacefully merging themselves into another country is uncommon.


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The gradual merger of Germany into a single country is an example. This took a long time, starting with the absorption of many smaller countries by Prussia, and the formation of customs unions. A major step was the formation of the German Empire in 1871, which created political and administrative integration, and put an end to wars between the German states. ...


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Yes, Syria and Egypt merged to one country called United Arab Republic in 1958. They separated again in 1961. There are many earlier examples: England and Scotland merged to United Kingdom (1706). Poland and Lithuania merged in (1569) into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.


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