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    • Zev Davis
    • 02.01.12 | 12:34 (IST)

    Spain is multi-national with Basques and Catalonians keeping the whatever industrial infrastructure that country has. Then too, it took a liberal king to let the Basques have autonomy and the Caltalonians much the same. The central government in Madrid does all it can to keep ETA and the Nationalists in Barcelona from making waves in the European Parliament from promoting the idea of two more independant states on the Continent. Did I forget France with "its minorites", where the Bretons are not allowed to express their unique culture and language, or the Savoyards on border of Switzerland and Italy who, for most of their National Life have lived apart until they were "dealt" to France as a bargaining chip in the nineteenth century. Then there is Canada and . . . every last one of them very imperfect and mostly coexisting.

    from the article: An unwelcome intro to the binational state
    First published 03:53 02.01.12 | Last updated 03:53 02.01.12
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