Secession in Spain

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    The people in Catalonia may want to secede but it is highly unlikely it will happen without an armed revolution. The Basque in North East Spain have also wanted an autonomous region and there has been sporadic violence ever since.
     
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    It's hard to peacefully secede once an entrenched centralized govt. is in place.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Catalonia has wanted independence for a very long time.
     
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    Not necessarily Catalonia, more ETA, whose concerns cross over into southern France, too.
     
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    The world set a bad precedence when they allowed Kosovo to secede from Serbia. Kosovo was the heartland of Serbia. For decades the Albania Muslims were flooding the region with hateful Muslims who ethnically cleansed the regions of the Christian Serbs. Then the Muslim invaders said we are 98% Muslims we needed to secede and they started to attack! Eventually the Serbs said enough is enough and finally fought back. They did it brutally, but the Muslim invaders did it brutally also. Russia took the right side, Clinton wanting to divert from the blow-job incident bombed the shit out of Serbia! This paved the way for succession of Kosovo. Now ever small insignificant people uses it as an excuse to secede from the larger country. However, look at the most successful countries in the world (with a few exceptions like Switzerland, Israel, Chile, South Korea etc), tend to be the larger countries. The BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are some of the largest. The US, Canada, Australia, Germany are relatively large countries.

    In the end larger countries generally do better!

    WE as a nation should rally against these movements! For the simple reason of how long before these movement hits our shores. Mexican (not just Hispanics are the majority in New Mexico. Over the next 50 years will probably make up 3/4 of CA, NM (probably 90% there) and over 1/2 of NV, AZ and TX. How long before the Aztlan rally calls or the move to bring these areas to Mexico?

    What about Alaska? There are succession movements there? Same with Hawaii!
     
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    Excellent post, GHook. I couldn't agree more.
     
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    Catalonia and Basque are different situations and in totally opposite parts of the country. Both do speak their own languages in addition to Spanish .. Catalan and Basque.
     
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