“I want to break free”: Scottish Independence

If you haven’t been living under a rock these past weeks and months, you know that tomorrow is a big day in Scottish history. The Scots are going to vote on their country’s political and economic future in the Scottish Independence Referendum. The queen broke her silence a few days ago and got involved, admonishing the Scottish people in a breach of protocol “to think very carefully” about the future. If you’re wondering what exactly there is to think about, check out this humorous little round-up of the campaigns for and against a break from the Union by John Oliver:

The Atlantic also has a brief guide on Scottish independence, which sums up the facts and concludes in a charming little audio montage. Here’s the article and this is Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond “singing” Queen’s “I want to break free”:

And finally, this is a Guardian article explaining what other countries think about the referendum and how it might affect them and their own struggles with separatist movements.

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