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Is there any way for a country to get separated peacefully?

There is one good example of a peaceful separation of a state, and that is the "Velvet Divorce" where Czechoslovakia split into Czechia and Slovakia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Was 1992 Bosnian Independence referendum a sham voting, in light of 99.7% of votes "For"?

If the opponents of the referendum boycot it, such a result is not at all unusual. It happened in Poland in 2023 (96.5% with 40.1% turnout) Tunisia in 2022 (94.6% with 30.5% turnout North Macedonia ...
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Is there any way for a country to get separated peacefully?

History is filled with such examples. Some that come to mind off the top of my head: Nearly all former British/UK colonies except the United States (e.g. India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and ...
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Is there any way for a country to get separated peacefully?

The only likely way for this to happen is if India itself recognizes them as separate countries as the UN itself says that isn't something it can do. It should be noted that there are other places ...
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Did some UNGA resolutions recognize Crimea as independent or part of Russia? Or Kosovo as part of Serbia, to this day?

Kosovo On February 17th 2008 Kosovo declared its independence. On October 8th of the same year, the General Assembly requested an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice whether that ...
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What did Chief Justice Chase mean by "consent of the States" in Texas v. White (1869)?

Presumably, if the Constitution is the basis of the justice's reasoning (the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation before that), a solution would be to amend the Constitution. And in that ...
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Was 1992 Bosnian Independence referendum a sham voting, in light of 99.7% of votes "For"?

What would be the peculiar circumstances as to cause 99.7% of voters to show up and back an issue? 99.7% of voters didn't show up; 63.7% did. for reference, the 1991 census had found that 31.2% of ...
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Texas seceding from the US?

As a matter of U.S. Constitutional law, Texas does not have a right to secede and neither does any other U.S. state. See Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1868). Instead, secession would require an ...
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Who is judging Bosnian Serb leader Dodik?

The answer can be found in Christian Schmidt's 64th Report of the High Representative for Implementation of the Peace Agreement on BiH to the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 11/02/2023. ...
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Was 1992 Bosnian Independence referendum a sham voting, in light of 99.7% of votes "For"?

In 2013, a referendum was held in the Falkland Islands on whether they should remain a territory of the United Kingdom or be given to Argentina. 99.80% of the votes were in favour of remaining in the ...
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Was 1992 Bosnian Independence referendum a sham voting, in light of 99.7% of votes "For"?

I don't think that those numbers are all that weird. Yugoslavia was fracturing at the time with its member states trying to achieve the independance. Lets look at Slovenia, the first state that did so....
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Is there any way for a country to get separated peacefully?

No. Frame challenge. A peaceful separation implies that the resulting fragments are economically and politically stable nation states with no territorial claims to each other and with good now-...
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