Venetian Independence Movement

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    Too many separatist movements in Europa lately ?

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    Inspired by the nationalist aspirations of Scotland and Catalonia, pro-independence campaigners will hold a mass rally in the heart of the lagoon city on Saturday, calling for an urgent referendum to be held on the issue.

    Indipendenza Veneta, a newly-founded pro-independence movement, says it expects several thousand people to turn up for the rally.

    They will be ferried across the Grand Canal in gondolas to deliver a "declaration of independence" to the headquarters of the Veneto regional government.

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    It may sound fanciful, and it will be fiercely resisted by Rome, but activists want to carve out a new country in north-eastern Italy which would comprise Venice, the surrounding region of Veneto and parts of Lombardy, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

    The "Repubblica Veneta", as it would be known, would encompass about five million people.


    Mass rally in Venice to call for independence from Italy - Telegraph
     
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    Does the historic Republic of Venice turning back again???

    This way, soon or later Republic of Genoa will claim independence too. :p
     
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    Wonderful news. I hope even more countries break up or demand separation. I even hope Euro breaks up. I hope Salmond (scottish MP) will now demand separation from the UK after these comments.
     
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    The green party has joined the scottish indepedence movement.
     
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    Venice was not only an independent republic for over 1,000 years, it was also a major economic power and controlled its own maritime empire.

    Venetian territory at its greatest extent:
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    WTF is wrong with Europe? Suddenly every tom dick and harry is demanding independence?

    They really should have respected Asian country's territorial integrity rather than encouraging separatism in other countries. Now they are getting Karma back. :D

    In the end, only France, Germany, Poland and Russia will be standing as the largest countries in Europe if this continues.
     
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    Venice actually should ally with the Netherlands to learn how to keep the city afloat. I am not joking.
     
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    Germany has not been one country for so many years.
     
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    but now they are and they are one of the richest state of entie EU!
     
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    Are We Becoming Medieval? - Victor Davis Hanson - National Review Online
     

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