• If 90% of the people want it they should have...That is democracy after all

    If we in Britain can argue for such with Brexit on a 52-48 spilt then how can there be any argument with such a big majority of the catalan people wishing for the very same. If the people of Scotland had voted with such a majority in their referendum then it would for sure see them independent right now and most of the people of Britain would have respected such an outcome surely?

  • They should have independence

    Many years they fought for last weeks result good luck to them Spain should be ashamed of themselves for treating the people so badly there was no need for the violence the police put on these people and I think the apology came too late good luck to them I hope they win

  • Spain is causing them problems

    Spain is going through an economic and social crisis right now that is causing a lot of people a lot of problems. Catalonia is too different from Spain and needs to get a fresh start from all this drama. They may be small, but they are "tiny and mighty". Catalonia wouldn't be going through all this trouble if they didn't believe Spain is causing them problems and they wanted to break free.

  • They already self-govern

    Along with being almost completely autonomous, they earn more than 1/5 of the Spanish economy, have a higher GDP, and more than a majority of Catalonians want independence. It would be against democracy to not let them determine their future for themselves, it is a vital part of democracy to let people be self-determining. They have their own language, culture, laws, flag, and government; it's astonishing that they're not independent already.

  • They should be independent

    They have paid 20 billion euros in taxes which they don't get back. With that extra money per a year, Catalans can make their country much more sophisticated and improve their society. They have a higher GDP than in Madrid and will easily be able to thrive on their own

  • Catalonia should be declared an independent country.

    Catalonia should be declared an independent country. They have already declared themselves independent states in 2012. They speak their own language and the only thing that is missing is for them to be able to create their own government and live peacefully among the rest of the countries that are around them.

  • They are unique.

    Yes, Catalonia should be declared an independent country, because they speak their own language, and it would be easier for them to conduct their affairs if they were to be able to do business in their own language. Catalonia also has some unique cultures, and those cultures should be celebrated by making the nation independent.

  • It has been spanish for 500 years

    Catalonia became a Spanish territory in 1462. Catalonia while having a a different language than the rest of Spain, They are are still Spanish. Their referendum was illegal, Which is why "90%" of those who voted said they favored referendum of independence. Catalonia if they became free would not last long due to the amount of debt owed to Spain and other European countries,

  • Only 43% of Catalans actually voted

    Yes there was a 90% "yes" vote in their illegal referendum. However, That 90% was out of only 43% of Catalans. There is no evidence that a majority actually want to split! Why should the minority cause huge economic repercussions for the majority because they were the only ones who voted in an illegal poll.

  • It would financially ruin Spain.

    If Catalonia became independent, Spain which already has great financial problems would sink even lower as Catalonia is among its richest regions. As much as the minority should not be oppressed by the majority, it is even worse if the minority is allowed action which endangers or oppresses the majority. If Bill Gates was of American decent and wanted to declare independence as he owned his own native land (to lets say create a tax-evasion heaven) we wouldn't accept that- although self-determination-wise he should have the right to do so.

  • No it shouldn't

    Catalonia should not be declared an independent country. There are a lot of politics to be involved and it would more than likely cause a civil war if it became an Independent country on it's own. It would have to make sure it could be self governing, and have enough revenue to be made and could support its self like every country in this world does.

  • Vital Part of Spain

    Catalonia is a vital part of Spain and shouldn't be an independent country. Although the region shares a border with France and could probably be its own entity, doing so would crush any hope of the Spanish economy recovering. Catalonia includes Barcelona, a cultural and population center for Spain. The region serves as an important border with France and the rest of Europe. If any region in Spain should be independent, it's Basque and not Catalonia.

  • Catalonia should not be declared an independent country.

    There is no reason why Catalonia should be declared an independent country. Spain should remain unified in this time of economic crisis. Splitting the country would also set a bad example for other countries that might try to emulate them. Europe does not need to become more balkanized at this time.

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