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(World Review)   A referendum for Catalan independence is looking ever more likely. Basques could then follow suit. The unthinkable could happen and Spain could fall apart   (worldreview.info) divider line 105
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2013-10-18 04:40:56 PM
Impossible? I don't see how unless Madrid is willing to kill lots of people to keep Catalonia and Basque Country. Both regions have sea access, so could hardly be cut off completely from the rest of the world. Both also have land access to the rest of Europe (in the form of France).

Unlike landlocked American states that have grumbled about secession.
 
2013-10-18 08:46:50 PM
If Spain has to go, I hope it goes like Czechoslovakia and not like Yugoslavia.

A united Spain or not, I hope they go with whichever method kills fewer people.
 
2013-10-18 10:12:01 PM

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You have beaten me to it, Sir.

Give you joy!
 
2013-10-18 10:45:28 PM

indarwinsshadow: brokendownyota: starsrift: indarwinsshadow: I'd like to see Ontario break away from the rest of Canada. We need to become our own country.

Isn't Ontario the province with nearly 300 billion dollars of provincial debt and taking on more by the day?

Maybe you want to fix that before being all proudly independent.

No, no they don't. Get out, take your stupidity and bloated bureaucracies with you.  You can keep Parliament, we'll make something new.
/Albertan
//At least then your decisions will only affect you and not the rest of us
///Take Quebec with ya.

No one wants Quebec. Quebecers don't want Quebec.

And Ontario, IS, Canada. Alberta is just the red headed step child of Canada. The lame cousin with the single industry. Take away the oil in a couple of years as it will get harder and harder to extract tar sands at a profit, and you're pack on EI...again.  Please Ontario, spare us some change will ya.

One of the reason Ontario needs to give the rest of Canada its walking papers. I'm tired of paying taxes so the rest of the Canadian provinces can act like their sh*t doesn't stink.


Again, you are aware that Ontario is the province with the largest debt problem, and it's the other provinces that are paying taxes so YOUR province doesn't stink? You realize that with the dying manufacturing center, there's little left to Ontario but parasite business and the Great Lakes? You sound horribly uninformed.

Of course, this isn't a complaint. This is how Canada works, and how it has always worked. When the other provinces are doing well, Ontario's in the shiatter. When the rest of Canada's in the shiatter, Ontario's doing well. Most Canadians like to support our fellow man and pull together; that's why we're Canadians and that's why it works.
 
2013-10-18 11:26:21 PM

adamatari: Countries are not forever things. Borders change, regions become part of it, regions break away. In the past this was usually a very violent process, at least this one is unlikely to lead to a bloody civil war.

When the US breaks up it will really be a mess... Probably another good 100 years to go, but that's what people said about the USSR too


It doesn't have to be. If the South and associated "Christian Dominionist" territories want to secede from the United States; I say let them go.
 
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