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Who and why 40 years ago began to prepare Catalonia for independence

Who and why 40 years ago began to prepare Catalonia for independence

October 1 2017 was a referendum on independence in Catalonia. The referendum itself already belongs stories, but the processes they are running, while it is very difficult to predict. Nevertheless, it is clear to the naked eye that it is still developing along the well-known scenario of the color revolution, the first steps towards which were laid 40 years ago.

How it all began.

In 1979, Catalonia gains autonomy, and Catalan becomes the official language of the province. And at the legislative level, he was recognized as the only “historical language” with all the ensuing consequences of this decision for the Spanish language. From this moment begins the victorious march of the Catalan dialect of the great Spanish language in the province. He seized the schools and universities of Catalonia and became the “offended” whose rights the local “patriots” decided to defend.

Doesn't it remind anyone? But further matches will be even greater.

The next, interim stage of the formation of a “non-enthusiastic” Catalonia coincided with the American-European clashes around the status of the euro. The new common European currency has attacked the status of the dollar, and the old continent received several problems at once. The Balkan war became the main one, but Catalonia, on the sly, was able to snatch more powers for itself.

At the end of 2000-x - the beginning of 2010-x, the theme of independence of Catalonia was intensively heated, but everything externally remained civilized. Meanwhile, polls conducted showed almost unambiguous support for the idea of ​​independence. Now they are already forgetting, but in 2014, the situation in Catalonia was similar to the current one, but then local elites reversed and chose to abandon the idea of ​​“gaining” independence. And today, in much worse conditions (support for the idea of ​​independence among the population has fallen markedly) they decided on a very risky game. Why, and most importantly, who started it?

Catalan events are not an impromptu local elite, but part of a serious game of external players. In this I have no doubt. Barcelona itself would not “pull” this process.

Let's turn to recent history and analogies.

Ukraine - Spain 2010-x

Now the events in Catalonia are developing so rapidly that the average reader loses their basic meaning, focusing on the mass of details that it was difficult to imagine a month ago:

100, 300, 400, 700, more than 1000 injured during the clashes. Police beat people and shoot them with rubber bullets. Bloodied faces and beaten in Barcelona urgent headlines News...

Meanwhile, back in mid-August, everyone was peaceful and quiet, and it seemed that everything in Spain was developing according to the Scottish scenario, where the elites agreed and turned the voting process into a farce, which almost meticulous journalists almost ripped off.

The Scots were in favor of independence, and politicians had to work hard to rig the results under their agreements. In places, they allowed blatant blunders, but since everything between the parties had already been decided, no one paid much attention to them.

So, in Spain, everything initially went according to this scenario. Nobody escalated the situation, sociologists published data showing that the Catalans are generally against independence. Behind this visible screen were negotiations between the Catalan elites and Madrid. But at the end of August thunder struck.

29 August 2017. Deputies of the JxSí (“Together for”) and CUP (“Together for National Unity”) parties submitted a bill to the Parliament of Catalonia, actually a “road map” for the withdrawal of Catalonia from Spain. Already on September 8, the provincial parliament, after a heated debate, passed this bill and set a date for the referendum on October 1 on October 2017.

A little more than three weeks have passed since then, and how everything has changed dramatically! The rest of the time before the referendum, both the Catalan and the Spanish government intensified the situation and thereby added fuel to the fire of future clashes. Everything was very similar to the escalation of the situation in 2013, around the signing by Viktor Yanukovych of an association with the EU.

Already at the beginning of last week, after personnel changes in the top of the Catalan police, it became clear that clashes between the Spanish authorities and the population of the region are inevitable. Madrid’s opposition to the referendum played the same catalytic role for the protests as the authorities ’attempts to prevent the protests and the dispersal of the“ on-childrens ”in Kiev in November 2013 of the year. And then, as we remember, 1 followed December of 2013, where tens of thousands of citizens outraged by the arbitrariness of the “bloody regime” took to the streets of the capital of Ukraine.

The Catalan equivalent of this event was October 1 2017, the day of the referendum.

What's next?

Further, by analogy with the Kiev events, we should expect ... negotiations.

Barcelona has proven in deeds that it has the support of the population and is capable of sniffing at the central government, and if it does not make concessions, the independence option of Catalonia will become very real. Barcelona made its move, now it's time for Madrid to make its own. If she continues to shove like a bull on a bullfighter, then we will see an escalation of the conflict and ... an international reaction to the actions of the “bloody regime”.

By the way, it will be possible to evaluate the interest of the parties.

In an amicable way, the central authorities now have to make concessions to Barcelona. Only this will allow to quickly extinguish the protests and restore relative calm to Spain. The sooner Madrid agrees to yield, the cheaper it will cost him. But, as it was in Kiev, not Spain and Catalonia write this script. Europe is strenuously pumped at once in many places, which means we are waiting for the continuation ...

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  1. Sergey-svs
    Sergey-svs 2 October 2017 07: 28
    Well, well, the sooner the EU starts to fall apart into dwarf little countries, the better we are! yes
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 2 October 2017 07: 34
      What's next?

      Station, ATO and a wooden coat.
      The sooner Madrid agrees to cede, the cheaper it will cost him

      Yanukovych lost and how much did it cost Ukraine? what
      Europe is being intensively pumped in many places at once, which means that we are waiting for the continuation ...

      And to be continued request The Basques are also not very calm. what
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 2 October 2017 07: 59
        Quote: 79807420129
        The Basques are also not very calm.

        This is only Spain: Basques, Catalans. And Italy, in which the Venetians are unhappy with the current situation? And Great Britain, where the Irish and Scots are dissatisfied with the results of the Brexit referendum? Someone is swinging the EU a lot. Americans seem to be profitable, but not so obvious.
        1. Inok10
          Inok10 2 October 2017 12: 33
          Quote: Amurets
          This is only Spain: Basques, Catalans.

          ... first of all, it’s a blow to United Europe and the leader of Germany ... France is excluded from the game - Macron, the latest events in Spain are the war of the Anglo-Saxons against Europe, this is part of an excellent material with facts:
          A new wave of Catalan separatism in Spain has risen since 2010. In May 2011, the left-liberal political party Podemos (“We Can”) and its counterpart Ciudadanos (“Citizens”) were created. Both parties were backed by American political strategists and George Soros’s funds, whose influence in the Catalan process can be traced quite clearly. For example, the Leader of the Liberal-Nationalist Party, the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia and the President of the Generality (Government) of Catalonia in 2010-2016. Arthur Mas hired the Independent Diplomatic Group, a lobbying structure created in Britain and funded by the Soros Open Society Foundation, to promote the idea of ​​separation. Arthur Masa's successor Carles Puigdemon in 2016 hired a sociologist and writer Jeremy Rifkin for 50 thousand euros to host a conference on the separation of Catalonia. Rifkin is a regular leading member of the Open Society forums. Barcelona's Center for Contemporary Culture (CCBC) has close relations with Jordi Baker, Regional Director of Europe for the Open Society Foundation and co-director of the Open Society Initiative for Europe. Baker previously (2008-2012) was president of the Center for International Studies and Documentation of Barcelona (CIDOB), an analytical center that also received money from Soros.
          Source: ... the beneficiary is obvious ... it is not difficult to guess which part of Europe will bomb more ... Belgium ...
          ... and the precedent was already with Flanders’s attempt to hold a referendum in the manner of the Catalan ... in politics, the Englishwoman hasn’t changed anything, as they have spoiled the whole of Europe, they continue ... here add Poland’s claims to Germany and not only for reparations, and on leadership in the EU ... and Poland since 1795 only in two versions, either under Russia or under the Anglo-Saxons ... hi
    2. kashtak
      kashtak 2 October 2017 08: 19
      Quote: Sergey-svs
      Well, well, the sooner the EU starts to fall apart into dwarf little countries, the better we are!
      I ask you to clarify to whom and to whom it is better? it is obvious that the collapse of one of the important centers is a blow to the multipolar world
      A multipolar world (multipolar, multipolar world) is a political model of the world order, which implies the presence of many centers of power (political, military, economic and cultural) ...
      and it is beneficial only to the so-called "hegemon".
      1. Sergey-svs
        Sergey-svs 2 October 2017 09: 00
        Quote: kashtak
        ... I ask you to clarify to whom and to whom it is better? it is obvious that the collapse of one of the important centers is a blow to the multipolar world ...

        I agree that the collapse of the EU is beneficial both to us and to the mattress. And in the usefulness of the ancient Roman principle: - "divide and conquer", so far no one has doubted. good With dwarfs it is always easier to negotiate or strangle one at a time! yes But for the “multipolar world” - it’s quite enough if Russia is the center of power in Europe, we are kind and fair, but if necessary we can always hang on to it. feel
        1. kashtak
          kashtak 2 October 2017 10: 39
          Quote: Sergey-svs
          in the usefulness of the ancient Roman principle: - "divide and conquer", so far no one doubted. good With dwarfs it is always easier to negotiate or strangle one at a time! yes But for the “multipolar world” - it’s quite enough if Russia is the center of power in Europe, we are kind and fair, but if necessary we can always hang on to it. feel

          it’s easier not only for us to agree with disconnected dwarfs. moreover, the dwarfs are not self-sufficient either economically or militarily. take off the contract separately will give a little. multipolarity implies several decision-making centers, only this will ensure freedom of maneuver and the need to respect the interests of everyone, including us. so it’s more likely that it’s not the collapse of the EU that is beneficial to us, but its way out of external control, no? whether Catalonia will be in Spain or whether the north of Italy will be divided, let them decide for themselves. The Czech Republic and Slovakia dispersed peacefully, it is alarming that only a forceful, conflict option is immediately discussed. controlled chaos got to Europe? who is next?
          1. Megatron
            Megatron 2 October 2017 15: 49
            The EU is not a "pole", another colony of the United States, albeit the most developed.
    3. Kenxnumx
      Kenxnumx 2 October 2017 08: 22
      What a dirty trick you are. Are you glad that the neighbor’s cow died?
      1. kashtak
        kashtak 2 October 2017 09: 05
        I’m not happy, rather the opposite, but it’s not my business it is up to the Spaniards and Catalans to decide. better without new hot spots.
        1. Kenxnumx
          Kenxnumx 2 October 2017 10: 14
          This is the local elite bay. They want to reign and own everything. And the people are underway.
          1. Anglorussian
            Anglorussian 2 October 2017 10: 36
            I had a chance to talk with a person who personally knew Alex Salmond. He said bluntly, he wants to stake out a place in history and be a ruler, not a (large) official. Personal ambitions could hit hard on subsidized Scotland.
            1. jjj
              jjj 2 October 2017 11: 57
              And who recognizes Catalonia? Where will the goods manufactured here go? What will be the currency? All these questions remain unanswered.
              There was information that the protests were paid by citizen Soros. You can consider this a fake. But stocks of all chips of Spain sharply fell. They can be bought at a cheap price. And this is the corporate identity of Soros. After Spain, France and Italy are next in line. So the Americans are clearing for themselves the economic space
              1. already a Muscovite
                already a Muscovite 2 October 2017 13: 13
                Quote: jjj
                And who recognizes Catalonia?

                Someone admit it ... Someone needs it.
            2. Amurets
              Amurets 2 October 2017 12: 24
              Quote: Anglorussian
              Personal ambitions could hit hard on subsidized Scotland.

              Self-esteem, the desire to leave a mark on history, has not yet been canceled by anyone. Herostratus burned the temple of Artemis for this.
    4. iouris
      iouris 2 October 2017 13: 04
      Quote: Sergey-svs
      the sooner the EU begins to fall apart on dwarf little countries, the better for us!

      So much the better for the USA. And then we can get what benefit, explain?
      1. LAWNER
        LAWNER 2 October 2017 15: 30
        The European piggy has grown ... The British and Americans dragged him to slaughter ...
    5. Blombir
      Blombir 2 October 2017 22: 14
      Have you already handed out cookies?
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 2 October 2017 08: 02
    The EU referendum in Catalonia will not support and justify the actions of Madrid .. Keep the Catalans more expensive ... Yes, separate politicians will advocate for Catalonia ... but no more ... By supporting the Catalans, Europe formally recognizes the right of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, LDNR ... for self-determination ... and does it need it? .. By supporting the Catalans, the EU will launch the principle of dominoes ... this is also not necessary for the EU ..
    1. kashtak
      kashtak 2 October 2017 08: 33
      Quote: parusnik
      The EU referendum in Catalonia will not support and will justify the actions of Madrid .. Keeping the Catalans more expensive ...

      but it is no longer possible to ignore or simply deny the results and circumstances of the referendum. however expensive it would have come. in Europe there are not one, and not two such places ... it seems that there will really be negotiations and one can already see who is breathing with it.
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 2 October 2017 09: 38
        All these games with Catalonia remind me of the beginning of the collapse of the USSR, Georgian events for example .. The scenarios are too similar ...
  3. evil partisan
    evil partisan 2 October 2017 08: 13
    A connecting rod reached Catalonia? what
  4. venik
    venik 2 October 2017 08: 24
    Well, the "Russian tanks" (sorry "hackers"!) Are already in Catalonia .... Now it will begin: "Putin’s machinations" .... "Kremlin's hand" .....
  5. Humpty
    Humpty 2 October 2017 09: 23
    The conditional west was pleased with the collapse of the Union and Yugoslavia. Now let them not be surprised at anything.
    "... I bought a boomerang for my mother-in-law.
    Throw mom harder
    Close your eyes, stay here. "
  6. atos_kin
    atos_kin 2 October 2017 09: 44
    What's next?

    Tighten sanctions for the Russian Federation and North Korea.
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 2 October 2017 14: 07
      What oak tree did you fall from?
      1. atos_kin
        atos_kin 3 October 2017 09: 53
        From the Kremlin
  7. Essex62
    Essex62 2 October 2017 14: 04
    Another flower from restless mattresses. A sweet life in the geyrop was created, after WW2, as opposed to the world of socialism. Many people in Western Europe were truly grateful to the USSR for destroying the possessed and its gang of nonhumans. The Russians could take the whole old woman, well, or most of it. This other inhuman, brazenly Saksky, could not allow it at all, heaped with money, lifted from ruins. Now there is no need, the enemy is defeated on his head. Russia is embedded in the system of Masonic "values", which means there is no need to maintain such an expensive project. You can set it on fire. I won’t be surprised if the full-blown Mahalovo begin, the Catalans are very hot guys.
    1. Anglorussian
      Anglorussian 2 October 2017 15: 31
      Geyrop created a sweet life
      The Europeans themselves are for themselves, without regard to the USSR, because living like that is more fun and pleasant.
  8. NordUral
    NordUral 2 October 2017 14: 07
    We would not get tired of our Catalonia that they do not understand that only in a united and strong country is our hope not only for salvation, but also for rebirth. Like Catalonia, someone is pushing hard for independence, which will bring only trouble to them, and to Spain as a whole.
  9. Ilja2016
    Ilja2016 3 October 2017 04: 13
    Well, and what does the author want to tell? Again about the machinations of the CIA?
  10. Geronimo73
    Geronimo73 26 October 2017 17: 01
    how many enthusiasm about the possible collapse of the EU. and the happy ones thought how seductive an example this is for the Russian regions?