The separatism is experiencing a resurgence of popularity in the last twenty years. Two movements in Catalonia and Scotland, stand out : after centuries of claims, they have led their region to the edge of independence. The book of J. H. Elliott has questioned the existence of common points between these two nationalisms. His answer – the recognition that a long history has nurtured a sense of community that measures that are oppressive national government only serve to reinforce – is a warning that applies as much to national governments as to the nationalists.
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