Friday, 14 December 2007

What is Catalonia?

Well, for starters, what it isn’t. It isn’t a “region” of Spain, at least not in the political sense. It’s what is known as an “Autonomous Community” (see the Wikipedia entry). The only Spanish Autonomous Community that is formally termed a region is the Region of Murcia. There are articles on the Catalan people, nationalism and independentism in Wikipedia, although some items in the entries are highly debatable, even contentious, so a visit to the discussion page is a must. In any case, I do not intend to compete with Wikipedia. What I hope to do is to lay out different points of view, particularly mine, which is that of an Independentist.

More soon.

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