I know what you mean but I'm not sure what you mean by economic and defense deals. Economically we already have good deals afaik. What more is needed do you think? About defense, being NATO members pretty much solves that for now.( btw , I am not trying to provoke a political conversation about NATO, just stating a fact.) What more is needed? If you propose two independent and separate countries sharing resources then that's already pretty much the case. Seems like you guys want a united country between the two. Actually I'm not entirely opposed to it but I just stated some obvious problems that would be in the way.