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“The atomization of Europe is a direct and extremely unpleasant consequence of the European crisis”

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Of course, the separatist sentiments in Catalonia are strong. The universal song of all separatist regions is that they pay more than they get. When a crisis is pressing, when the central government is implementing austerity programs, this pressure gives a situation of direct distribution. It is clear that this will sharply worsen the situation of all countries that "chopped" their budgets. Moreover, in Spain, more than half of young people simply do not have a chance to find work. This is a sluggish disaster, and Catalonia is the most well-fed region of Spain. I will not analyze nationallyhistorical questions: they are not significant in this case.

When there is no bubble, there can be no unity

Two things are essential. First, large consolidated budgets of European countries are more likely to cope with the debt crisis than small and fractional ones. Whatever the Catalans do, the credibility of the Catalan budget, debts and obligations will be less than that of the general Spanish. And the credibility of Spanish debts in the case of the separation of Catalonia will also be less.

The second point: attempts to consolidate Europe under the slogan of fighting the crisis will not lead to its consolidation, but to its fragmentation. And if the Catalans can, then the Basque Country falls off. Next we have Scotland, Northern Italy and the collapse of everything that could fall apart. By the way, Greece will not fall apart. And in the end it comes to the fact that separatists will appear in France, despite the fact that France is a unitary state that has never thought about such a thing.

The meaning of coexistence in one country is as long as the concept of “great power” exists. It is clear that the Scots did in the British Empire, it is clear that the Catalans did in Great Spain. When the total fastening mission falls off, the welfare increase remains. That which cannot be taken as faith and value can be taken for money. And when there is no money, then - bye-bye, there can be no unity. The atomization of Europe is a direct, natural, absolutely logical and, in my opinion, extremely unpleasant consequence of the European crisis.

In a crisis, the one who does not go about populism loses

Now Catalonia is unlikely to separate, but sooner or later it will happen. The fact is that the degree of social tension in today's Spain is very far from what it will experience. As our domestic practice shows, the empowerment of regions of an economic nature in no way contributes to the strengthening of the country. This is just a step-by-step path to separatism.

There is a small anesthetic, that is, a softening thing that works for the time being. I say that there are no borders. Europe is one! And if it is one, then it would seem, why should we live in one country? The French live nearby, and the borders are transparent. The movement of goods, people and capital is free ... However, the movement of goods, people and capital will be free to a certain degree of destruction of markets. Recall, again, Soviet history. After all, then they also said that "we will go to Jurmala as before." But these are illusions, this did not come true, and the country became really different: barriers and everything else appeared.

In Catalonia itself, there are people who understand the costs to which independence leads, but their minority. I think that in the elites of this minority more, but in a crisis, those who do not go about populism lose. There is no political opportunity to oppose separatist sentiments. I generally have the impression that among the leaders of European separatists a much more sober attitude to these ideas than among their electorate. But where are they going to go? .. By the way, they have a restraining effect. After all, they could have thrown the slogan of independence, and he would have passed right away, but they require economic preferences.
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  1. spender
    spender 24 September 2012 11: 15
    +8
    Let it split up, Russia was able to resist disintegration in the 90s - 2000s ... Although even from above it shouted "Take sovereignty as you want" ... and the influence from the West did not go weak, but we survived now we are looking at how it will be in Europe go this process without our assistance, but under our own acquired problems wink
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 24 September 2012 11: 30
      +3
      They lived beautifully, richly. It's time to pay the bills! yes
      1. TekhnarMAF
        TekhnarMAF 24 September 2012 16: 17
        +3
        It’s not worth it, we’re in such an ass that it’s a shame to blather on the past. Breaking, not building !!
      2. S_mirnov
        S_mirnov 25 September 2012 09: 49
        0
        Was this Catalonia given to you? I don’t care about her at all. The article, in my opinion, is designed to distract attention from the situation in our country, a kind of white noise.
  2. with
    with 24 September 2012 11: 24
    0
    spender! hi
    Where did you go yesterday ???
    1. spender
      spender 24 September 2012 11: 28
      +3
      Quote: met
      Where did you go yesterday ???

      Hi, I was on the site, but in moments ... Health on Saturday and Sunday night was blown away by excesses feel
      1. with
        with 24 September 2012 11: 30
        +5
        Quote: spender
        Hi, I was on the site, but in moments ... Health on Saturday and Sunday night was blown away by excesses

        Take care of yourself!!!)))) bully
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 24 September 2012 11: 30
      +3
      Quote: met
      Where did you go yesterday ??

      Spender yesterday went to bed early went home wink
      1. with
        with 24 September 2012 11: 32
        +2
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Spender yesterday went to bed early went home

        I got it !!!)))
        It is necessary to help a friend !!))
        1. spender
          spender 24 September 2012 11: 36
          0
          Quote: met
          It is necessary to help a friend !!))

          Thank! But a lot of things and try not to hangover ... Easy to cross the line recourse Here, or really to walk in full or no, no, and then the meaning of "wet lips"? IMHO wink
          1. with
            with 24 September 2012 11: 38
            0
            Quote: spender
            Here, or really to walk in full or no, no, and then the meaning of "wet lips"?
          2. ughhh
            ughhh 24 September 2012 12: 41
            0
            Quote: spender
            Here, or really to walk in full or no, no, and then the meaning of "wet lips"?

            In any case, it will be hard to work with a hangover, but 100 ml of the drink relieves a number of symptoms)
            Although, I could not find a better way than to wake up, gulp half a bottle-a bottle of cold beer and sleep for another 2-3 hours.
            1. DAGESTAN333
              DAGESTAN333 24 September 2012 19: 59
              +2
              Yes, you drink, drink ... it’s also inappropriate to stop on the floor of the bottles ... We are recovering, so to speak, the nation ... And here, on the site, also write what good fellows you are. Extremely stupid.

              It's a shame.
  3. Bandera
    Bandera 24 September 2012 11: 26
    0
    When central authority weakens, processes of fragmentation and federalization (or feudalization) appear.
    There are two ways in Europe: a rigid centralized dictatorship or fragmentation and slow stagnation.
    1. with
      with 24 September 2012 11: 37
      -1
      Quote: Bandera
      There are two ways in Europe: a rigid centralized dictatorship or fragmentation and slow stagnation.

      There is always a third way !!
  4. volcano
    volcano 24 September 2012 12: 32
    +1
    We believe that the "fragmentation process" or rather an attempt at it is a Russian misfortune, but in fact it is a worldwide process .... those who are behind all this are making a lot of efforts to fragment not only Russia, but also Europe ... .the smaller the state, the easier it is to manage ...

    Like there in ancient wisdom ..... SHARE AND POWER ...

    Ireland .... Scotland .... Belgium soon to Flanders and Lorraine ..... Catalonia ..... Corsica ..... Kurds ...... The Germans, by the way, have Bavaria, which, as it were, also ..... Everywhere there are weaknesses ..... and the gentlemen of their world government work on them ........ just in Europe, against the background of prosperity, is a slower process ... and quite veiled. .... BUT Vector is clearly defined ..... to break up large states ........

    When in the old Europe, they will understand (in the sense of where the wind blows .... and most importantly WHY) it may be too late .......

    I would often look at the map of medieval Europe on the site of the Europeans .... very instructive .....
  5. bask
    bask 24 September 2012 13: 40
    +2
    Delusional fantasies ,, information killer ,, Zayo ... b. on ORT ... carry, now and on the Internet, hang noodles. I do not believe, not just one word from him. This is not the opinion of an expert. It would be nice to hear the opinion of a real professional. Nah .... us Europop with her problems.?
  6. valokordin
    valokordin 24 September 2012 14: 57
    +1
    Mic. Leontyev is a great specialist in separatism.