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Old 03-18-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It's all a question of semantics. You can call Scotland or Wallonia using whatever moniker you like.

The United Kingdom and Belgium are still the primary entities that these two places are a part of.

Wasn't it one of you guys who once said that a rose by any other name would still smell just as sweet?
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Some people believe that independence is required to be a country, but this is not the case. Scotland is a country. It has been an independent country before.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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It depends how you define a country. If it is defined by having clear borders (controlled), self government, not occupied or ruled by another state or country, an economy, a political system etc then they all fail as a "country". Internally people refer to them as such but in terms of recognition by the UN, G8, NATO, EU and any global leader they are not. They also fail nearly all of the prerequisites I mention.
It is what is understood as a "country" by most people.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Whatever Ian, I had a vote. And after some, not much, deliberation, I have decided, after this, not to reply to your comments. Your opinion is invalid to me.
I'm sure it would be
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:08 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Some people believe that independence is required to be a country, but this is not the case. Scotland is a country. It has been an independent country before.
It is because it 'has' been before? Go figure
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