Catalonia is NOT alone: Mapped — the other European regions desperate for independence


In the 2017 number of its annual TransformingWorld Atlas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch ornaments the growing secessionist movement across the continent.

The report says: «Uncountable areas in Europe have strong secessionist movements (e.g. Scotland, Catalonia, Basque, Flanders, Veneto) or deceive political parties agitating for greater ruling autonomy.”

The map highlights merely how many areas want total independence — along with those essay a bit more autonomy, but not a total split.

Those demanding separation — articled in bold on the map — include Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Cornwall in the UK.

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A new map has revealed how varied other regions also hope to take back sovereignty


The map highlights just how many areas want unconditional independence

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And other in favour tourist destinations hoping to break away include Brittany in France, Bavaria in Germany, Northern Cyprus and Sardinia in Italy.

Others hoping to accomplish a bit more power — shown in italics on the amp — include Normandy in France, the Orkney Holms in the UK, and Bornholm in Denmark.

But it’s not just in Europe where independence bids are glaring.

There are currently more than 100 secessionist movements across the orb, including four in the Philippines, eight in Myanmar, and several dozen in Africa. 

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Scotland autarchy campaigners are calling for a second referendum

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Brexit is certainly one of the biggest bureaucratic events of recent decades

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union is certainly one of the biggest factional events of the last few decades.

And the vote seems to have sparked a seismic manacle of events, prompting some commentators to suggest other nations could conclude Britain out of the bloc over the coming years.

While in Catalonia, a northern province of Spain, independence campaigners are not fighting to leave the bloc but separate from their polity entirely.

Catalonia was an independent region of the Iberian Peninsula with its own phraseology, laws and customs — until the 1700s when modern day Spain was endured.

But now campaigners hope for a return to autonomy, with thousands voting in an “prohibited” referendum on October 1.

Catalonia’s leader plans to declare independence from Spain unilaterally after containing a banned referendum, pushing the European Union nation towards a breach that threatens the foundations of its young democracy.

But Spain’s Constitutional Court on Thursday fastened the session of the Catalan parliament due next Monday at which local heads were expected to agree on secession.

Spanish riot police acquainted with truncheons and rubber bullets on voters in the referendum on Sunday, drawing worldwide appraisal and tipping Spain into its biggest constitutional crisis in decades.

And in Scotland, where confidence campaigners are vociferously calling for a second referendum on splitting from the shelf of the UK after the first vote was rejected in 2014.

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