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Lecture 12/01: Europe United?
SpainBritish/Northern Ireland Scottish independence from UK WelshFlemish independence movement oEU limits ferocity of some of these movements (membership in country means membership in EU)Long afterlife of European empires – racismoDeal with new populationsImmigration problems different in different places Italy, principal gateway from Middle East to EuropeSocial conflict out of racism is out of loss of population (birth rate is very low) Germany: east is poorer than west, problems run along east/west axis (richer people find immigration a good thing, poorer not so much) Religion – high percentage of immigrants are Muslim (Paris bombings in 2015) France 2010 bans burqas (aimed at Muslim women) In past year – new Burqa bans in Belgium, Switzerland, and yesterday the Netherlands (explicitly racial conflict) o

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