All countries disappear eventually. The UK has had quite a long run (310 years) compared to many others. Germany is less than 150 years-old and that’s only if you don’t count the years after World War II when it was split for forty years or so. Even since 1945, thirty countries have become independent of their former imperial masters. Altogether around 60 countries have left the British Empire. To my knowledge, none have sought to re-join.
A survey by Eskify.com has included Great Britain as one of the ten most likely to disappear along with Ukraine, Libya and Spain. Here’s what they say about Great Britain:
‘The UK is a union of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern-Ireland. If any of these countries were to leave the union, it would be a big deal. But if Scotland or England were to leave the union would effectively disappear. Last year the people of Scotland voted against independence. But the Scottish government wants nothing less than full independence. The population of Scotland is currently split at around 50/50 on the issue. So it’s not beyond the imagination that Scotland may one day leave the union. If that were to happen, it’s unlikely that the union could survive.’