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Catalonia to Declare Independence After The Spanish Kings Address

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The Catalonian Independence Movement has been going on for a long time. In a few days, It will finally happen which could spark a civil war and start a major conflict in Europe which has not happened since the end of World War 2. The regions leader has said that they would do this after the Spanish king made a televised speech accusing secessionists of fracturing society. “We are to declare independence 48 hours after all the official results are counted,” he said in an interview with The BBC “This will probably finish once we get all the votes in from abroad at the end of the week and therefore we shall probably act over the weekend or early next week.”

Catalan officials have said that over 90% of the 2.3 million Catalans that are able to vote support independence. Spain’s response has been called outrageous. It has used batons and rubber bullets to prevent people from voting.  Catalans took part in a general strike and protest Tuesday, shutting down road traffic, public transport and businesses. This stirred up unrest. In response, King Felipe VI accused Catalan leaders of “shattering democratic principles and dividing society.” He called for unity but said Catalan leaders had shown “an unacceptable disloyalty towards the powers of the state.”

Spain’s ‘Banco Sabadell’, the country’s fifth-largest bank with a large business in Catalonia, also attempted to calm jitters. Both banks have seen their share price fall in recent days amid the turmoil. Anticipating such a declaration, Spanish courts suspended the Parliament of Catalonia  that was scheduled for Monday. Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s separatist leader, is now set to appear before lawmakers on Tuesday.

If Catalan separatists were to declare independence unilaterally, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy would most likely use emergency powers to take full administrative control of Catalonia, which could involve replacing the Catalan police force with Spanish police officers.

Now what most people don’t know is that Spain is a federation. It has many different cultures.  Originally it was split up into multiple Kingdoms until it was united under the Kingdom of Castille in 1490. The borders may have changed but the country remains diverse. Catalonia was also very fertile and rich in resources and is a big part of why Spain is taking all of these actions to stop their independence. The central government in Madrid had sent thousands of national police officers from outside Catalonia to block Sunday’s referendum. The people most likely will remain strong.

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