Kind of a big deal o On November 9, 2015 the Parliament of Catalonia voted to adopt the Declaration of the Initiation of the Process of Independence of Catalonia Basically they voted saying that they’re making themselves it’s own state Spain is pissed Spain in a lot of trouble right now economically and politicaly o Catalonia is mad about Spain taking their money and redistributing it Catalonia is the richest part - We usually think of Europe as pretty stable o They’re the ones who came up with the whole nation state idea anyways - Update #4: o Russia o The Chechen issue has largely been quiet in Russia o Russia has put its house in order under Putin o Internal politics are controlled by house of Putin and Chechnia has been put to the side They’re putting their business outside, mostly in a place call the Crimean Peninsula Used to be a part of the Ukraine; now part of Russia Ukraine has been a hot mess for the past decade Have had a couple of different revolutions
September 4, 2016 had another break out pro western EU side versus pro eastern Russian side Pro-western side wanted to be in the EU President nixed the deal Widespread protest across the Ukraine Capital being set on fire Krabian Peninsula sparks a secessionist crisis o People who like Russia want to join Russia o Large protests erupted there o Unheard of in the modern age o Not asking for independence asking to re-join another state Russia stepped in under the cover saying that they need to protect the Russian people o Not Russian citizens, Russian people Military people without markings started arriving enforced with guns and tanks o Russia said they didn’t know who they were o Exiled pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych who had previously fled Ukraine was hiding in
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- Spring '08
- big deal, russian people