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When ethnic/linguistic identity are combined with political domination of that group by another ethnic/linguistic identity, 'nationalism' is a common response. This is especially so when there is a long history of separate rule. It is not as though Catalans ever voted, applied to join or otherwise chose to be joined to the state of Spain. Spain was assembled by dynastic unions and conquest.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 4th, 2017 at 02:41:42 PM EST
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