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Catalonia’s Determination to Declare its Independence and Secede from Spain

By: Sheri Dickson                 Introduction As Catalonia seeks independence from Spain it is inevitable that there will be ripple effects, not just in Catalonia and Spain, but also across Europe.  While Catalonia has had some level of experience with self-governance as one of Spain’s seventeen autonomous communities,[1] it is an entirely different matter…