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Catalan independence

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Catalunya has set the date to vote for independence to the 1st of October. The government of Spain opposes the referendum, on the grounds that it's illegal according to the Spanish Constitution.

The Catalan government has brought up the right to self- determination as a principle justifying the referendum. The right of people to self-determination is an important principle of international law.

Will we soon have a new state in this world? Is it legal? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this referendum and, potentially, the declaration of independence? And, of course, who is for and against?

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