Probably for the same reason why the Poles wouldn't want to be part of some Russo-Slovak confederacy, or why the Bangladeshi didn't just want to be Eastern Pakistan.Do you mean that all nation-states are racist, unethical?
Feh Ireland! Why can't it just be part of England?
Shame on Armenia, what don't they like about being in Greater Turkey?
And then there's India, giving up on being the Crown's jewel.
Not to mention the whole process of de-colonisation, now stricken down...