GEOG 122 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Pyrenees, Scottish Clan, Economic Liberalism
In 1995, 49. 5% of the quebec populaion voted in favour of separaion from canada. In september 2014 45% of scots voted in favour of independence from the rest of the uk. Its union with england and wales dates from1707. In 2007-2008 belgium had no naional government for over 18 months because of feuding between french and dutch speakers: wealthier dutch speakers in the north, poorer french speakers in the south. We cannot assume a common culture even in long-established naion states even in the global north. There"s not much a sign of a global culture. Many were scepical, seeing larger poliical units in the future: But there are 16 areas of regional naionalism in western europe at present, urging further poliical division on cultural grounds. And old state eniies coninue to divide: former yugoslavia, former. Czechoslovakia, former soviet union, have give rise to many new naion states since 1990.