April 29, 2014

Europe's Secessionist Movements

John Fund, National Review

The Associated Press

The debt crisis and years of barely perceptible economic growth are fueling independence movements in some regions of Europe.

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TAGGED: Europe, Scotland, Venice, Secession


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