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Old 04-04-2014, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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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.
Quebec is having elections next Monday, and things are not looking as good as the were at the start of the campaign for the separatist party, so a referendum is unlikely here in the short to medium term.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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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.
You look at a few nutcases in a crowd and think the whole state wants to secede? I don't even know what to say to you.

Texas Secession Poll: 75% Of Texans Say No

Support for Texas Secession Rises After Obama Win

Even after Obama's reelection the support for Texas secession increased to only 20% of the residents.

Texas isn't going anywhere.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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At least Scotland has resources. What's the point of Veneto?
They really don't
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: classified
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I believe California and Texas were the only states to be briefly republics at one point.
Hawaii was an independent country as well, until the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown and it was forcibly annexed into the US.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Hawaii was an independent country as well, until the Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown and it was forcibly annexed into the US.
But it was a monarchy not a republic, right? Heck wasn't it a British colony actually? It still has the union jack on it's flag.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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YUGOSLAVIA 2.0

this time it's bosnial.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I believe California and Texas were the only states to be briefly republics at one point.
This is true, however today, only Texas would have any shot as it is more united than California. Movements to split up California are as old as the state itself. The north/south division being the oldest. The original proposal to name a state Colorado was not for the current state but for southern California. More recently there are the more politically motivated east/west proposals which never last. The latest one also has a more north/south component to it. the most persistent of these movements involves the creation of the state of Jefferson which involves the far northern counties in California as well as most in southern Oregon. Unless CA unites itself, it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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New Caledonia and Faroe Islands can really become independent pretty soon, as far as I understand.
As for Scotland, I don't think they will vote for it. Catalonia... maybe...but also not sure.
Veneto is just a joke.
Abkhazia, Ossetia, Transnistria etc. will keep their current status of de-facto independent but officially nor recognized states.
Parts of Somalia may be recognized as independent states at some point.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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New Caledonia and Faroe Islands can really become independent pretty soon, as far as I understand.
As for Scotland, I don't think they will vote for it. Catalonia... maybe...but also not sure.
Veneto is just a joke.
Abkhazia, Ossetia, Transnistria etc. will keep their current status of de-facto independent but officially nor recognized states.
Parts of Somalia may be recognized as independent states at some point.
I think many in NC don't want independence, I guess being an overseas department brings many benefits. A bit like Puerto Rico and the US.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Location: LONDON BABY
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I think Canada would be happy if Quebec leave, but I don't think Quebec will leave because they need all the anglo Canadian money that they get from the rest of anglo Canada
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