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European Secessionist Movements on a Map

Europe has a lot of regions with an active movement seeking greater autonomy or even independence. Can you name these regions on the map below?
This map does not claim to be complete!
In most of these regions, the majority of the population does not support independence
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Last updated: November 17, 2018
First submittedAugust 6, 2018
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Currently part of
Secessionist movement
Finland
Åland Islands
France, Spain
Basque Country
Germany
Bavaria
France
Brittany
Spain
Catalonia
United Kingdom
Cornwall
France
Corsica
Belgium
Flanders
Spain
Galicia
Currently part of
Secessionist movement
Finland, Russia
Karelia
Denmark
Faroe Islands
Czech Republic
Moravia
Italy
Padania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republika Srpska
United Kingdom
Scotland
Italy
Sicily
Moldova
Transnistria
Serbia
Vojvodina
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level 65
Nov 17, 2018
Could you accept "Ahvenanmaa" for Åland? It's their Finnish name.
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level 72
Nov 17, 2018
Great quiz! I nominate this for a star (despite my already having awarded Faroe Islands their independence!)
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level 60
Nov 17, 2018
Nice quiz, could you accept Euskadi for the Basque Country?
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level 72
Nov 18, 2018
RS for Republika Srpska?
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level 74
Nov 19, 2018
No, RS is primarily Serbia.
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level 59
Jan 14, 2019
no, it's not
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level 70
Sep 16, 2019
Yes, it is. Republic of Serbia.
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level 59
Feb 8, 2019
I tried various English translations of the name, but never thought to write the original one, although I do know it...
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level 67
Nov 18, 2018
Great quiz. I would never have got the two in Finland but I'm kickin myself about the Serbian one, I thought it was in southern Serbia for some reason. A little more flexibility on some of the spellings would be nice, those aren't all well known or easy to spell answers.
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level 66
Nov 18, 2018
Nice quiz, obviously not all these movements are equally serious. But good quiz, nonetheless. Maybe add Northern Ireland, Sardinia, Eastern Ukraine, Gotland.
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level 64
Nov 19, 2018
It's good that there are regions from all of Europe, apart from scale of the separatist activity.
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level 76
Nov 19, 2018
Cool idea for a quiz! Would like to see one for all the continents...
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level 73
Nov 20, 2018
I‘m working on it ;)
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level 73
Jan 13, 2019
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level 76
Nov 20, 2018
No Chechnya?
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level 79
Nov 21, 2018
actually, Padania could be sub-divided in Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto and so on. And i don't think Lombardy should be accepted as a solution for the entire region. Moreover, whilst Padania is seen as an unique entity by its supporters, who think it should be a state on its own, there is an historic independent movement in Alto Adige / Sudtirol which seeks independence from Italy (and i think would equally seek independence from Padania) with the ultimate aim of being united to Austria. That's why i would add this other secessionist movement to the quiz
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level 79
Jan 13, 2019
Wow, Padania is like half of Italy.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
Great quiz! It was an extremely unique geography quiz, which I certainly appreciate. I've made a few of my own, but hardly had the same level of creativity :)
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level 57
Jan 13, 2019
Sandzak (Serbia and Montenegro), Istria (Croatia), Novorossiya (Ukraine), Liberland (Serbia)
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level 53
Jan 14, 2019
Liberland isn't about secession, as its attempting to claim land that is yet to be claimed by anyone.
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level 32
Jan 13, 2019
What about Wales? YesCymru is gaining momentum
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level 61
Jan 13, 2019
Wales has never been close to wanting to leave the UK, even considering Brexit. A BBC poll from 2018 had those wanting independence at only 7%
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level 60
Jan 13, 2019
In which case, how come Plaid Cymru got 21% of the vote at 2016 Welsh Assembly elections, giving them 20% of the seats?
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level 77
Jan 13, 2019
Ridiculous. Can't we all just get along?
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level 69
Jan 15, 2019
It's not a matter of getting along or not. It's a matter not feeling adequately represented by the state you are living in (because the interests and preferences of the majority of the rest of the country are different from yours).
What's wrong of wishing for a different state? It's not as if the current borders had been drawn after negotiated consensus and democratic elections...
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level 56
Jan 17, 2019
Why should an individual give a heck to which country s/he is "represented by" or how it should be called? Countries are just an artificial structure, not a really important thing. I understand even independence movements in those situations when individuals do not have equal rights and that is somehow based on their culture, ethnicity or language, but not when they have equal citizen rights. But is is actually impossible to define any group that would have right to an independent country when another group has not.
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level 43
Jan 13, 2019
What about Székelyföld? It's a region in Tranyslvania mostly populated by hungarians that wants autonomy.
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level 56
Jan 13, 2019
Probably can include Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics
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level 60
Jan 13, 2019
And Crimea - there must be some Ukrainians left there.
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level 24
Jan 14, 2019
Russian-induced secession isn't real secession...Transnistria should be removed from this. Crimea was illegally annexed.
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level 59
Jan 13, 2019
Karelia? Really?
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level 34
Jan 13, 2019
having grown up in Bavaria, I've never met anyone in favor of independence either. Of splitting up the state and making it two maybe, but not of somehow not being part of Germany anymore.
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level 47
Jan 13, 2019
Never heard about a secessionist movement in Moravia, interesting.
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level 54
Jan 13, 2019
Padania's area is grossly exhaggerated. Tuscany, Umbria, Marche and most of Emilia Romagna would NEVER split from Italy to join an entity called "Padania".
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level ∞
Jan 13, 2019
Secessionists are living in fantasy land anyway.
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level 69
Jan 15, 2019
In 1775 someone made that same comment.
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level 22
Jan 13, 2019
Transnistria is already independent, so it doesn't really fit with separatist movements.
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level 47
Jan 13, 2019
Didin't see that Cornwall was yellow and was trying Gibraltar, Guernsey and Jersey. Should've seen it
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level 75
Jan 13, 2019
Bavaria? but not the actual area of Ukraine trying to secede?
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level 47
Jan 13, 2019
Informative.
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level 47
Jan 14, 2019
One solution - workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains.
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level 68
Jan 14, 2019
It's worked out so well for them every time they have. Just look at the workers' paradise in the USSR, PRC, DPRK, Venezuela, etc.
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level 52
Jan 14, 2019
1.Padania is much smaller than that 2.But there aren't many people for Vojvodina and Moravias independence, instead of them you should have included for example Wales, Sicily or Wallonia
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level 49
Jan 16, 2019
Novorussia should be in there.
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level 73
Jan 16, 2019
This map does not claim to be complete!
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level 56
Jan 17, 2019
Karelia is wrong in several ways. First, the area you show in the map does not belong to Finland and most part of it has never done so. Secondly, being a native Finnish from a Karelian family, I have never even heard of the Finnish parts of Karelia wanting any kind of independence. Thirdly, although there apparently is some kind of independence movement in the Russian Karelia, my understanding is that it is not really active and does not have large support. Anyway, remove at least Finland from the hint for Karelia.
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level 75
Mar 8, 2019
No Sea Land?
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level 44
Apr 18, 2019
Padania is too wide and should be separated from Veneto, also Sardinia is missing
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level 55
Dec 8, 2019
Could you be a little more lenient on the spelling of Brittany?
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