Re: So predictable !
"William the Conqueror in 1066 was in fact putting that precise plan into actual practice.
Well, it sort of did which is why he has the sobriquet of "the Conqueror". He just didn't complete the job, build a chunnel or swallow up the Swiss bankers and some other fringe groups. He did quite a good job on uniting England with ... err ... other bits of England. It was a start. He probably got distracted by cat videos or something, as one does.