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Where does the Catalan independence movement come from?

Where does the Catalan independence movement come from?

The Catalan independence movement ( Catalan: independentisme català; Spanish: independentismo catalán) is a social and political movement with roots in Catalan nationalism, which seeks the independence of Catalonia from Spain and, by extension, the independence of North Catalonia from France and that of other Catalan Countries .

When was the declaration of Independence by Catalonia suspended?

By 31 October, the declaration of independence was fully suspended by the Constitutional Court of Spain and the dismissed Catalan government accepted the elections proposed by Mariano Rajoy.

Who are the countries that support Catalonia independence?

Chile – Chile’s Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz has assured that his country will support the territorial integrity of Spain. Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ratified his country’s support for the territorial integrity of Spain and the Spanish Government, before the declaration of independence of Catalonia.

When did the Spanish Civil War end Catalan independence?

During the Spanish Civil War, General Francisco Franco abolished Catalan autonomy in 1938. Following Franco’s death in 1975, Catalan political parties concentrated on autonomy rather than independence.

When did the separatist movement in Catalonia start?

The beginnings of popular separatism in Catalonia can be traced back to the mid–19th century, about one century after the loss of the Catalan Constitutions when the country fell under the rule of the Bourbon dynasty and its historical institutions were annulled.

How many people voted for independence in Catalonia?

More than 80% of participants opted for independence, but only 2.3 million of Catalonia’s 5.4 million eligible voters took part. Mas was subsequently barred from holding public office for two years.

How many people marched for Catalan independence in 2017?

On 12 October 2017, 65,000 people, according to the Barcelona police, marched against independence in a smaller demonstration marking the Spanish national day. The turnout was thirteen times more than the prior year and the highest on record in Barcelona’s history for this event.