What’s up, Catalonia?
Catalonia is a part of the Spanish state for centuries. But amazing thing is that they have own distinct language and culture. It is not easy. I will talk about it again, but it is really amazing. Here I will more talk about the international situation. It can say ‘Spain Catalan crisis‘ Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is under intense pressure to drop plans to break from Spain. How EU react? The European Union has made it clear that if Catalonia split from Spain, Catalonia would cease to be part of the EU. What it means? They can’t travel freely between member states and kick out of the Eurozone.
A sink-or-swim vote was held on 1 October
“Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?”
90% of voters are backing independence. Turnout was put at 43%.
Spain Catalan crisis : What’s problem?
The vote was deemed illegal by Madrid and Spain’s Constitutional Court. So there is ‘Armed intervention‘ of National police. Spain think it is a rebellion against the rule of law. And the rule of law is the foundation of coexistence, not only in Spain but in Europe.”
A mind cannot be independent of culture. – Lev Vygotsky
My view : The power of culture
There are thousands of perspectives. Political, economic and etc. But I want to say cultural view point. I talk about it excluding political, economic perspectives. I only say ‘Culture‘. Why do Catalonia want to become independent? Why do some want it and some don’t want?(I’m not saying that independent culture is better) They have own distinct language and culture. It has its own language, a recorded history of more than 1,000 years as a distinct region, and a population nearly as big as Switzerland’s (7.5 million). I want to say ‘Culture make people one-mind’. Don’t miss your culture. 🙂 It is nice to live in culture.
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. – Mahatma Gandhi