Separatist Movements

These areas have active independence movements. For each area, name the country that currently owns it.
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Last updated: February 17, 2020
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Area
Current Country
Tibet
China
Scotland
United Kingdom
Quebec
Canada
Flanders
Belgium
Catalonia
Spain
Greenland
Denmark
Chechnya
Russia
Darfur
Sudan
Basque Country
Spain / France
Western Sahara
Morocco
Area
Current Country
Puerto Rico
United States
Faroe Islands
Denmark
Tamil Nadu
India
Kurdistan
Turkey / Iran / Iraq / Syria
Transnistria
Moldova
Chiapas
Mexico
Upper Silesia
Poland
Bougainville
Papua New Guinea
Torres Strait Islands
Australia
Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan
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Level 45
Oct 15, 2013
You forgot Texas! I say the Republic of Texas sounds like a fine idea -- as long as we have enough border agents to turn back illegal aliens -- like Cowboys fans or anyone with the last name of Bush -- back at the border!
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Level 36
Dec 11, 2014
Exactly. I concur 100% (:
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2016
can Trump be their president instead?
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Level 81
Aug 8, 2018
What about Sam Houston, Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Daniel Boone, Steve Austin and all those other foreign immigrant troublemakers? You're right, give Texico back.
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Level 60
Nov 17, 2019
Do you mean GW Bush (born in Connecticut) or GHW Bush (born in Massachusetts)? Texan by (self designed) image, in reality not so much.
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Level 83
Feb 18, 2020
But that would mean needing a long border wall with Oklahoma.
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Level 74
Oct 2, 2014
What about Molossia? I never knew there was a second country in Nevada.
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Level 64
Apr 16, 2016
The only micronation to have waged war against another micronation. Kind of a joke to me.
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2020
The "president" has a good sense of humor about the whole thing. He pays taxes to the state and county, but calls it "Foreign aid!" :)
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Level 80
Dec 7, 2014
Flanders must be the only separatist majority...
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Level 80
Feb 10, 2015
Parties supporting Flemish indepence have never reached 50% of the electorate, so no, there certainly is not a separatist majority. At the last election these parties managed to secure just under 40% of the vote, of which 32.5% can be attributed to the NVA. The latter party did, however, not even run on a separatist agenda, but rather focused on right wing socio-economic reforms. Although many in Flanders do support further devolution, every opinion poll to date shows a very large majority to remain as a part of Belgium.
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Level 81
Aug 8, 2018
Flanders is a majority of Belgium. The statement went over your head.
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Level 48
Jul 4, 2016
Many of these are majorities on their area. Spain should be punished by the UN and EU until they give Catalans possibility to vote.
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Level 77
Jul 23, 2016
I think Scotland might just be there now, in terms of opinion.
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Level 72
Dec 28, 2016
The results of the last elections in Catalonia had 48% of the votes for secessionist parties, 31% for unionist parties, and 11% for a party that still has not positioned on the matter (but that has both pro independence and anti independence members)
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2020
Belgium is the only country with a separatist movement where the majority wants to leave a minority. But within the Flemish community, there's no majority for independence. Most Flemish nationalist parties want to "evolve" towards a confederal system. And even if there was a political majority within Flanders, negotiating will be intense, probably worse than Brexit... Who will pay for the government's debt, what to do with Brussels, with villages in the middle of the linguistic border, mixed language families, etc. Good luck trying to settle those things when we can't even find an agreement to form a government...
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Level 72
Feb 20, 2020
Stupid Flanders
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2020
:D Stupid, sexy Flanders.
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Level 76
Jan 12, 2015
Happy will be the day, when a man may proudly say. Je suis Walloniac.
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2016
I'm not sure Tibet exactly counts as a separatist movement. That's like saying that after Iraq invaded Kuwait (first Gulf War), Kuwait launched a "separatist movement". No, they just wanted the invaders the hell out.
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Level 70
Jul 17, 2018
Nice sentiment, samiaco, but the difference is that Kuwait was under Iraqi control for a few weeks before we kicked them out whereas Tibet still suffers under the dictatorial Chinese communist yoke over 60 years on. When an unelected dictatorship seeks to prevent it's citizens from leaving the country (in addition to the other atrocities mentioned above and many others), you can tell that there's something seriously wrong. As there was with the Soviet Union. May I recommend you read "Escape from Tibet" by Nick Gray? That gives an horrific picture of the brutality of the Chinese regime.
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Level 55
Jun 7, 2017
Freedom for Sealand!
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Level 72
Dec 24, 2017
The next superpower!
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Level 37
May 15, 2018
Since when is Chechnya controlled by Russia; isn't this the Czech Republic which is a sovereign nation?
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Level 70
Jul 17, 2018
No, it isn't.
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Level 75
Oct 12, 2018
That would be Czechia
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Level 37
Sep 22, 2019
^ My bad. Sorry.
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Level 75
Mar 4, 2020
^ no problem - there's nothing wrong with not knowing something or asking a question. Even if it does elicit a sarcastic response sometimes (I know I can be guilty of that).
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Level 55
Feb 20, 2020
This is one of the reasons the name "Czechia" isn't catching on, haha.
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Level 63
Aug 17, 2019
SEALAND!!!!!
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Level 73
Aug 26, 2019
Suggestion to add Bougainville (PNG)
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Level ∞
Feb 17, 2020
Done.
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Level 62
Feb 18, 2020
Can you add Chuuk as well? They will vote for independence next month.
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Level 72
Feb 19, 2020
I'm kinda skeptical about Chuuk. They've postponed it many times and while it should happen next month, there is still no exact date or lots of information
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Level 73
Feb 17, 2020
Darfur is a region of Sudan, not South Sudan.
South Sudan's independence is separate from the Darfur conflict.
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Level ∞
Feb 17, 2020
Whoops! Sorry about that.
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Level 61
Feb 18, 2020
A glaring omission is West Papua. Also, Aceh, New Caledonia and possibly Mindanao.
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2020
The quiz isn't an exhaustive list of all separatist movements, it's just a sample (otherwise it would become a very long quiz!).
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Level 43
Aug 19, 2020
I agree: West Papua has seen enormous conflict for independence from Indonesia.
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Level 74
Feb 18, 2020
I can see three of these happening in the next half a decade. Two are sort of okay-ed already and one receiving a whole lot of, as they choose to call it, strong silent support (from govt level).
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Level 61
Feb 18, 2020
You could easily do a part two for this quiz! Somaliland is another pretty big separatist movement, and you could do South Ossetia, Azawad (I heard it was kinda relevant in Mali), Zanzibar, Hawaii even. There are a lot of possible options to choose from honestly, especially since lots of people in the comments are mentioning more.
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2020
Missed the last 3 but I was sooooo close on the last one. >_< I even guessed Georgia and Armenia immediately before time ran out.

I'll always remember Transnistria as the one place in the world I tried to drive my car through that would not accept my paperwork (upon entering; Serbia accepted it upon entering and then decided to not accept it when exiting as a pretext to steal it). I had to drive around the "country" on my way to Ukraine. Added about 20 minutes to my trip time.
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2020
I cannot agree with your wording in this quiz for 'The country that currently 'OWNS' it'......... Scotland as England, Wales and Northern Ireland are not 'Countries' that are OWNED by anyone, they are free democratic areas that are joined together democratically to form the United Kingdom. If you are looking for 'Countries' that are owned you should look at such as 'Sumatra' and other islands of Indonesia that are kept under Javanese control and no such thing as a democratic vote for independence. There are many others if you look closely.
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Level 53
Feb 20, 2020
There is practically no separatist movement asking for a separate nation of Tamil Nadu.
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Level 47
Feb 20, 2020
You should consider Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
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Level 52
Feb 21, 2020
Yeah I was looking for one of those as well, Georgia (and the Caucasus in general) is a hotspot for separatist movements.
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Level 55
Feb 20, 2020
Upper Silesia? I am from Poland and, yes, there is some organisation that wants independence, but it's marginal. I may as well want the independence of my fridge, and I will have exactly the same influence as they. There is more popularity towards autonomy among them, but it's still absolutely marginal and has 0 chance of happening.
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2020
Hong Kong should be in the list. There is now a pseudo national anthem, political prisoners, asylum seekers in exile in Germany, and it's being regarded as a failed state by the media.
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Level 70
Feb 20, 2020
I agree, to have a list such as this and not put 'Hong Kong' is very surprising.
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2020
Tamil Nadu doesn't really fit in here, unless you have very loose definition of 'Separatist Movement' but even then there's a lot more places that should make it on this list before Tamil Nadu. It would be more accurate to put Jammu & Kashmir for India+Pakistan.
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Level 42
Feb 20, 2020
Tamil Nadu! The Tamils in north Sri Lanka may be considered.
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Level 62
Feb 20, 2020
Sekler Land (Székely Land) should be here. This territory belongs to Hungary and would like to tear from romania.
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Level 71
Feb 20, 2020
If there is a separatists movement in Puerto Rico, let them go. Currently, they are getting all of the benefits of being a US territory. What do we really get out of that deal?
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Level 55
Feb 20, 2020
Nagorno-Karabakh calls itself "Artsakh" or the "Republic of Artsakh" now.
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Level 70
Feb 20, 2020
Come on 'Quizmaster' change the wording of 'Own'....... to 'Control'......England is not 'Owned' by the UK, neither is Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.......... There is a group in Western Australia that wants to secede from Australia, that doesn't mean Australia 'Owns' Western Australia.
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Level 56
Feb 20, 2020
Lol Tamil Nadu! Just as rubbish as including Sumatra, Alaska, Mindanao, Guangdong or Karelia here😂
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Level 39
Feb 21, 2020
Lol since when is Tamilnadu asking to separate from India?
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Level 52
Apr 15, 2020
I have no idea. Was wondering the same thing.
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Level 47
Feb 21, 2020
The only suggestion I can find that there's any kind of separatist movement in the Torres Strait is one advocating for the area to split from Queensland and become a federal territory like Christmas Island, not one advocating for full independence; and it's a couple of news articles that are eight years old, at that.
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2020
wrong quiz
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Level 54
Aug 24, 2020
I'm not seeing the Star Wars Republic
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Level 71
Sep 16, 2020
Sorry nerds but Star wars can't feature on every quiz . It snook in as an answer and ruined a perfectly good history quiz recently.