Catalonia moves for independence

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    Catalonia to move to declare independence from Spain on Monday

    in all the arguments going on these days simple things like spain breaking up seems to be getting lost among the dozens of 2nd amendment discussions.

    you want to see obstructions to elections, check out what went on there last week.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - dem Cats in Catalonia want dey's independence...
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    What happened with Catalonia’s vote for independence — and what’s next
    October 4, 2017 - Leaders in Catalonia say voters in the northeast region of Spain overwhelmingly cast ballots for independence from Spain in a Sunday referendum. But the country’s central government won’t recognize the vote, calling it illegal.
     
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    Granny says dey gonna end up with a revolution on dey's hands...
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    Spain Takes Control of Catalonia, Pushing a Crisis Into Higher Gear
    October 21, 2017 - Carles Puigdemont woke up this Saturday morning as president of Catalonia, but by lunchtime, he was out of a job. For the first time in its nearly 40 years of democracy, Spain has acted upon Article 155, the provision in its constitution that permits it to revoke powers from autonomous regions during times of crisis. And as Puigdemont knows better than anyone, Catalonia is nothing if not a crisis.
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    Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid
    Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.
     
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    Spanish takeover goes without resistance...
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    Spain met with little resistance, takes control of Catalonia
    30 Oct.`17 - As Spain took control of the Catalan government on Monday, it was met with little resistance from ousted officials.

     
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    ~sigh~ I must admit I have a bit of a moral conundrum regarding the right to break away from a mother country; I always have questioned the civil war and others, I did in the Ukraine situation, I do here as well... On the one hand I feel for those who wish to break away (succeed as it were,) but on the other, I'm a bit of a nationalist who values "unity" as well. :/
     
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    Catalonian leader surrenders to Belgium authorities...
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    After Puigdemont fails to answer summons, Spain plans retort
    Friday 3rd November, 2017 |Catalonian leader surrenders to Belgium authorities.. As ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont failed to comply with a summons ordering him to appear for questioning in Spain’s National Court on Thursday - the country planned its next move.
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    Brussels to ‘study’ arrest warrant for Puigdemont
    Sun, Nov 05, 2017 - Brussels will “study” an EU arrest warrant issued by Spain for Catalonia’s deposed leader, who is currently in Belgium, a spokesman for the country’s state prosecutor told reporters. “We’re going to study it and then give it to a judge,” Eric Van der Sijpt said.
     

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