SPAIN - The next civil war?

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    Sep 12, 2013 3:55 AM GMT
    Tonight, hundreds of thousands of Catalans in Northern Spain have formed a human chain to punctuate their call for independence from Spain.

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    Could Catalonia stand on its' own?
    Should the rest of Spain be unhitched from one of the "Four Motors of Europe"?
    Could this be the start of a civil war in Spain?

    What are your thoughts?

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    Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    More than 1 million people attended the 250 Miles of Support Human Chain

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    Sep 14, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    I think Catalan would be fine if the regions could agree, as the Swiss Cantons have done for an incredible period of time, that rate of taxes collected at the federal level be set at the Spanish equivalent to the canton. This is also true for the U.S. by the way. The only purpose of the tax system at the federal level would then be to collect taxes set at the state level and the proceeds -- less some small percent -- returned to the state.

    I have never seen the strain that is in place in Europe today in my lifetime. Not surprising to be where two world wars developed.
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    Sep 16, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    I don't think there is going to be any civil war.
    Non Catalonians aren't so fanatic about keeping Catalonians in Spain. Ask any Spanish outside of Catalonia and they don't really care whether Catalunya stays with Spain or not. Rest of the Spain is also a bit fed up with this never ending separatist movement and want it to end so that people can handle other issues like Spanish economy.