Spain’s Economic Nightmare Has Gotten So Bad That Catalonia Wants To Secede

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By Paul Martin

Joshua Berlinger
BusinessInsider.com
Sept. 12, 2012

What started out as a celebration that marked marking Catalonia’s “National Day” turned into one of the biggest gatherings the city has ever seen.

Over a million Catalonians descended upon Barcelona yesterday, protesting current economic conditions, tax policies, and what they see as an unequal distribution of wealth.
Their solution?

“Catalonia: a new European state”

Catalonians have long viewed themselves as culturally distinct from the rest of Spain. They have their own history, traditions, and a distinct language native to their region. But now, the economic climate has driven a huge amount of people to favor full independence.

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