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The extremism of both the abolitionists and secessionists, the argument goes, prevented any compromise between North and South, which led to the Civil War.
Two top leaders of the Catalan secessionist movement are already in jail, without bail, as prosecutors mull sedition charges.
Many of the states liberated by the break-up of the Soviet empire joined the European Union, but these days the EU is wary, warning would-be secessionists that new states have no automatic right to join.
Spanish authorities are racing to block Catalonia secessionists from carrying out an independence referendum currently scheduled for Oct. 1.
The resulting sense of betrayal galvanised the secessionists.
The secessionists say a referendum on Oct. 1 gave them a mandate for independence.
As part of its effort to bring the secessionists to heel, the central government is seeking to further isolate Catalonia internationally, dismantling the region’s informal embassies in Europe and elsewhere.
By pushing pause on the drive for independence last week, Mr. Puigdemont squandered the momentum that separatists had built up in the aftermath of an Oct. 1 referendum on secession, hard-line secessionists said.
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