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Off course they are. Same nation but kind of different tribe. Same religion and most of the time same interest through history. At the moment their political mafia is talking about Montenegro's independence too. They need referendum to do it. Problem is that more then 1/3 of them live in Serbia and are not interested in independence. This 1/3 Montenegro politicians would like to avoid to let them vote.
Referendum is a tricky thing. Most of the time if they have a referendum on whole territory of the specific country of course majority of the people would vote against independence of some specific part. If you make referendum just in that specific part that want independence majority will of course be for independence. Have in mind loyalty to one's nation (it's named patriotism) and propaganda and manipulation too. There is no way that both sides will agree on separatist tendencies peacefully. One side can be pushed (or bribed, or otherwise made to agree) from outside to allow it but it's rarely the case. That's why borders are all soaked in blood and especially in Europe. But Serbs and Crnogorci (Montenegrins) never did and never will fight each other military...because we are same nation...But we do have our differences...ouh yeah...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Feb 14th, 2006 at 09:36:40 AM EST
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