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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
originally posted by: justwokeup
originally posted by: LABTECH767
After the nature of the crackdown and the popularity of the independence vote whether Spain recognize it or not Catalan will declare independence.
I hope it is a peaceful transition.
I don't see how it can be. As it was an illegal vote I doubt those opposed who didn't participate will just go along with it. That's the problem with illegal or non official referendums, those who don't participate don't have to consider the result valid based on those who did.
Heavy-handed crackdowns like this usually end up backfiring. Nobody likes being bullied. At this point, I think it's more likely than not that Catalonia's parliament will vote to unilaterally declare secession from Spain.