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Enter the most likely countries to appear on the map in the future.
According to: http:/www.worldatlas.com/articles/100021-the-next-10-countries-the-world-s-most-likely-new-nations
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Last updated: January 10, 2017
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Country it would seperate from:
Region:
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Spain
Catalonia
Due to cultural differences, majority of these citizens wish to separate from Spain's crumbling economy.
Ukraine/Russia
Crimea
Independent twice in recent history.
France
New Caledonia
Both France and this oversees territory agree independence is a good decision.
United Kingdom
Scotland
Has a very strong independence movement.
Denmark
Greenland
North American island with large cultural differences.
Denmark
Faroe Islands
These islands are split when it comes to independence.
Canada
Québec
In a 1995 vote, independence was denied by only 1% of the vote
Somalia
Somaliland
Has a more stable government than its parent.
Italy
Veneto
Proposed "European Singapore"
Turkey, Syria, Iraq and/or Iran
Kurdistan
Large region with little government and a vastly different ethnic group inhabiting it.
Belgium
Flemish Republic
Some talk about independence, not very much action.
Morocco
Sahrawi
Former country turned to a region in the confusion during decolonization.
China
Tibet
Everyone's favourite government-in-exile.
Spain
Basque
Violent independence movements have occurred in this Northern Spanish region.
U.S.A
Puerto Rico
After the controversial killing of Filiberto Ojeda Rios, the U.N. have been supporting the independence of this Carribean region.
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level 71
Jul 25, 2015
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level 59
Jul 25, 2015
Okay it is now added
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level 59
Aug 19, 2016
Accept Western Sahara for Sahrawi?
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level 59
Aug 19, 2016
That will work now.
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level 65
Sep 20, 2016
It is Québec (or in English just Quebec), not Quebéc, and the referendum was in 1995.
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level 59
Sep 20, 2016
Fixed
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level 42
Dec 5, 2016
Balochistan? Reunion?
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level 28
Jan 10, 2017
Unique quiz; thanks! A couple of English spelling points…it's separate (not seperate, even though it sounds like it), and for 'confusment' I'm guessing you meant 'confusion'. Minor errors, obviously, but you seem like the kind of person who'd want to know. :) Finally, would Abkhazia fit your criteria for this quiz?
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level 59
Jan 10, 2017
Thanks! I am planning on doing another large update on this quiz, and in that case I may add Abkhazia.
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level 52
May 2, 2017
China is in the unique position of defending against four countries in various provisional stages - Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau - and attempting to keep them in their territory. Fun times...
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level 59
May 2, 2017
Realistically, the only one of these that could be considered a country is Taiwan. Taiwan has its own government, currency, capital, etc. and functions as a country. Hong Kong and Macau are Special Regions of China. They have different laws and are more democratic, (although in China other "normal" Chinese cities also hold local elections, so I guess it is comparable). Also, websites such as YouTube and Facebook are allowed in Hong Kong and Macau, although VPN's make it easy to access these websites in the mainland. On the other hand, Tibet may be autonomous, but it is nowhere near independence. The resistance movement, often glorified in the Western Countries, is very weak. Xinjiang, and to a lesser extent, Inner Mongolia, also have independence movements, but there is no chance for them to be countries.
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level 69
Jan 29, 2018
Movement from local politicians at least in Corsica and Åland. Unlikely, but you never know these days.
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level 69
Jan 29, 2018
Also, Transnistria is living quite an independent life for the moment.