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Old 04-04-2014, 02:11 AM
 
Location: London
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Scotland should have not had a vote to be independent. The Balkanisation of the British Isles must be stopped.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Quebec isn't going anywhere. They know Quebec is better off staying put.
If they do, they sure as hell aren't taking that whole chunk of land with'em.

This is pretty much what they get:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...erences%29.png

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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At least Scotland has resources. What's the point of Veneto?
Well, it's a relatively rich region due to tourism and many pretty famous companies which are based in Veneto (DeLonghi, Aprilia, Diesel, Benetton, Geox, ElectroLux, ...). Agriculture is also pretty big there. This all leads to a low unemployment rate (~5%) and a high standard of living.

Since they are pretty well off, they are fed up with the government in Rome. They don't want to give all their tax money to the mismanaged South.
That said, only a small percentage of the people living there really want to be independent...
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:37 AM
 
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The only country I can think of is perhaps Palestine becoming an actual country rather than its current state.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Quebec isn't going anywhere. They know Quebec is better off staying put.
If they do, they sure as hell aren't taking that whole chunk of land with'em.

This is pretty much what they get:


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...erences%29.png
That's both a) a matter of debate and b) probably too granular a level of detail for the kind of discussion our friends from around the world want to have in this thread.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Catalonia, the Basque Country, Scotland... California...
While the idea is one I find appealing, this would be well into the future at this point. Secession movements to break away from the USA aren't that strong in CA. Those movements to divide the state however are increasing and we will likely see the state split somehow before any serious secession attempt.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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While the idea is one I find appealing, this would be well into the future at this point. Secession movements to break away from the USA aren't that strong in CA. Those movements to divide the state however are increasing and we will likely see the state split somehow before any serious secession attempt.
I believe California and Texas were the only states to be briefly republics at one point.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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From the website I gave the link, the main contenders, in no particular order, seem to be the following:

PALESTINE
NORTHERN CYPRUS
KOSOVO
SRPSKA REPUBLIC
FAEROE ISLANDS
GREENLAND
CHAGOS ISLANDS
TURKS AND CAICOS
SCOTLAND
NORTHERN IRELAND
ARUBA
CURACAO
FLANDERS
NEW CALEDONIA
FRENCH POLYNESIA
WALLIS AND FUTUNA
BASQUE COUNTRY
CATALONIA
TRANSNISTRIA
CRIMEA
DONETSK
CHECHNYA
DAGESTAN
TATARSTAN
INGUSHETIA
NAGORNO KARABAKH
NAKHICHEVAN
ABKHAZIA
SOUTH OSSETIA
KURDISTAN
IRAQI KURDISTAN
SHIIS STATE
SOUTH YEMEN
KASHMIR
MINDANAO
ACEH
WEST PAPUA
BOUGAINVILLE
MALAITA (SOLOMON ISLANDS)
COOK ISLANDS
TOKELAU
QUEBEC
NORTHERN MARIANAS
AMERICAN SAMOA
GUAM
NEVIS
SANTA CRUZ
EASTER ISLAND
WESTERN SAHARA
CYRENAICA
ZANZIBAR
PEMBA
SOMALILAND
PUNTLAND
DARFUR
EASTERN SUDAN
AZAWAD (TUAREG)
ANJOUAN (NZWANI)
AMBAZONIA (CAMEROON)
BIOKO (EQUATORIAL GUINEA)

Some of them have already partial recognition. Some territories, if get independence, are likely to join other countries (especially the ones near Russia and the Srpska Republic). As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, there is no order of probabilities in the list, but some territories are more likely to others to achieve independence/fully recognition.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:11 AM
 
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I'm surprised the Faeroe islands and Greenland/Kaaalit Nunaak (autonomous regions of Denmark) are not mentioned.
At least for Greenland, independence is scheduled for 2029 (the 1000the anniversary of its discovery by Erik the Red).
I wonder if the French autonomous oversea territory of New Caledonia will not vote for independence one of these days (the local Kanak -nonwhite-population very much favors independence)
The north iraqi kurdistan province might also secede completely from Iraq if the anarchic situation there doesn't improve.
And in Spain if Catalonia opts for independence, the Basque country might follow.
And I've been told that encouraged by what is happening in Scotland, a new referendum on the independence of Quebec could be held soon.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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What about it? Texas isn't leaving the United States anytime soon, nor due the vast majority of Texans, whether they are of European, African, Asian, or Latin American extraction desire such a thing.

Lol, then explain who were all those folks chanting "secede" when Gov Perry spoke at Austin a few years back? I wouldn't doubt polls in Texas show a majority of Republicans wanting secession or nullification. Just wait till Texas elects Ted Nugent's buddy cause we all know a Democratic candidate has around a 1% chance of being elected in that state.
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