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Spain endured its worst crisis in decades, as Catalonia voted for independence in an unconstitutional referendum in which turnout was high among the secessionists.
The establishment of a functioning federal Iraq would be welcomed by Turkey and Iran, which are keen to dampen the secessionist hopes of their own Kurdish minorities.
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.
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.
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.
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