Catalonia Cries for Independence, Spain Might Break Apart, And Its Military Threatens To ‘Crush’ The ‘Vultures’

Sunday, September 23, 2012
By Paul Martin

Wolf Richter
BusinessInsider.com
Sep. 23, 2012

Spain has enough problems: a debt crisis, a hangover from a housing bubble, unemployment of over 25%, youth unemployment of over 50%, massive demonstrations against “structural reforms” that the government is trying to implement in its desperate effort to keep its chin above water….

And now it has a new one: the possible breakup of the country. The military has already chosen sides.

It started last week in Barcelona, capital of the Autonomous Region of Catalonia, the richest region in Spain. Of the 7.5 million Catalans, between 600,000 and 1.5 million—an astounding 8% to 20% of the population!—protested in the streets, demanding independence.

Antagonism between Catalonia and Spain has simmered for a long time. But the financial fiasco that Spain is mired in deepened the fissures.

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