Questions tagged [secession]

A region separating (seceding) from a country to form its own country. Not to be confused with succession.

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Do any countries have a procedure that allows a constituent part of that country to become independent unilaterally?

In the last few years, there have been a few attempts made by such territories to achieve independence. Particularly in Europe, we had the cases of Scotland and Catalonia. In the case of Scotland, ...
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United Nations : Right to Self Determination and Secession working groups?

Article 1, paragraph 2 of the United Nations charter allows for the right of self-determination. To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights ...
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Secessionist / Regionalist political parties in Germany

In the UK, there are parties represented in regional and the national parliament calling for either the secession of, or at least greater autonomy for their nations from the UK (e.g. SNP, Plaid Cymru, ...
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What approaches are advocated for a greater Mongolia given that ethnic Mongols might be a minority?

I've heard about pan-Mongolism from time to time, such as this facebook post from Mongolia Live, and there's a Wikipedia article on it. Assuming that Russia and China were willing to give up that ...
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Why is the separation of Kosovo from Serbia treated differently from the breakup of other Yugoslav nations from Belgrade?

When Yugoslavia began to split up, it didn't take more than a couple of years for the international community to recognize the splinter states as sovereign nations. If I understand correctly, this ...
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Why doesn't the USA split into “Divided States of America” to achieve political autonomy? [closed]

While the disagreements between political parties have naturally always been present in the USA, their differences were historically nuanced, and Representatives of both parties regularly found common ...
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Does the increased localization of government control provide a solution to the stalemate caused by two party politics?

I was considering posting this in the Philosophy S.E., to ask if this was an example of The Middle Ground Fallacy, but then realized that my context is entirely political. Much of federal politics in ...
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Does federalism lead to the separation of single states?

Federalism involves a great deal of power sharing, both at administrative and governmental levels. Federalism accepts the concept called 'right to self determination' to varying degrees, including '...
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Are there secessionist movements in regions which lack a distinct language or dialect?

Looking at the list of separatist movements it seems that all of them are focused around a region which has its own language/dialect and an associated culture. But are there any active secessionist ...
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Can Catalonia enter the EU after its independence from Spain?

Catalonia is a region of Spain with a big part of the population that wants to be independent from Spain and form its own nation I know that if that happens, at the beginning Catalonia as a nation ...
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Calexit steps required

What steps are required for the successful legal secession of California from the United States? From what I have heard from Yes California it requires a state constitutional amendment and then a ...
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Is #calexit possible? [duplicate]

Historically, states like Quebec have attempted secession... would it be possible for California, Oregon or Texas to leave the union? If a state had a successful referendum would they bother to worry ...
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Can California vote to leave the US? [duplicate]

In the same way that Brexit happened, and the Scots had a referendum on staying in the UK, what would it take for California to leave the US?
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Why does Russia hold hard on keeping Chechnya?

Since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, lot of its republics chose to be independent states and most succeeded without any significant pressure from the then newly established Russia. But one ...
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Could Alaska leave the US, or would it have to buy its way out?

Whilst reading a list of minor (compared to the big two) US parties, I noticed there's an Alaskan Independence Party. Given that the US bought Alaska from Russia, would they legally be free to leave, ...
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Are there any separatist movements in Turkey's East Thrace?

Once upon a time i spotted a website dedicated to the support of separatism in Russia's Kaliningrad region. The website itself was foreign-based and English-speaking. Evidently there are separatist ...
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What would it take for a state to secede from the US? [closed]

What, theoretically, would have to happen for a US state to gain independence from the union and remain independent (i.e. not immediately get invaded by the US and reclaimed)?
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Why are some secessionist movements on the left but others on the right?

In Europe, Scottish, Catalan, and Basque seperatist movements are primarily associated with left-wing politics. Others, like Lega Nord in Italy or the Vlaams Belang campaigning for a petition of ...
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Is there are non-independent country with “full fiscal autonomy”?

In the post-election debate in the United Kingdom, where the Scottish National Party won 56 out of 59 Scottish Westminster seats and 50% of the Scottish popular vote, one point of discussion is how ...
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Has there ever been a case where a state ejected a portion of itself?

There are often calls for one portion of a state to secede and form their own state. For example, the recent Scottish referendum on seceding from the UK. But suppose it went the other way around, and ...
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Is there voting theory regarding combining the results of multiple votes by multiple groups on a single topic?

Suppose, for example, we have a small region of a country that wants to peacefully secede. We'll use California and the United States as examples. There could be a large number of possible secession ...
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Did the Civil War in the USA settle the matter on secession?

Did the Civil War in the USA settle the matter of secession once and for all?