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Independence for Scotland

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Salty

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    Scotland has been talking about this for several years. They are so tiny that I don't see how they could be a country by themselves. Surprisingly, they are Euro liberals nowadays.
     
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    Huh, Scotland has been banging on about that for centuries.....almost as crazy as New Caledonia wanting independence from France.....so they can join the other Pacific Ocean Island cot cases....
     
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    Exhibit A: Luxembourg. Population: 514,862. Land area: 2,586 sq km. Economy:
    Scotland will do quite nicely as an independent nation.
     
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    Scotland has been seeking its independence from England for several centuries.

    A couple of reasons why it hasn't always been too successful in maintaining its independence from the English down through the years are:

    (1) It's a very isolated land compared to that of England;

    (2) The clans that tended to dominate the political scene in times past didn't always see eye-to-eye on several issues, most especially the best way to actually achieve political independence from England;

    (3) Many of the clan's chief leaders were lured into siding with wealthy English nobles into actually opposing any kind of real independence from England;

    (4) The few times that the Scots were able to wrest any really meaningful independence from the English were few and far between;

    (5) Sometimes the person who held the tenuous title of "King of Scotland" also held the title King of England. Probably the most well-known of these men was King James VI of Scotland, who, in replaced the Tudor Dynasty of English royalty with the Stuart Dynasty with the death of English Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. This was the King James who lent his name to the "King James Bible" which first appeared in its entirety in 1611.
     
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