Re: Could Scottish, Catalan independence votes reshape Europe?
As I said previously, trying to secede in financial turmoil is a highly risky, if not moronic, move to make. Even Catalonia will suffer more with independence than pushing Spain through the crisis at the moment, so they really should wait some years and then play the independence card.
As a comment to the map Kluang posted, one of the things wrong with it is that if Catalonia would gain independence, it wouldn't be Galicia alone forming an independent country. The North of Portugal would join Galicia without a second thought because it's in a very similar situation as Catalonia, pushing the rest of the country while being managed very poorly by the central power and it has both linguistic and cultural ties to Galicia.
And who says Catalonia and "Portugalicia" says a whole lot of regions within countries who are tired of producing for the lazier regions and being pissed on, and no way in hell the EU has what it takes to prevent the bomb of power fragmentation from blowing on its face.
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