Tag Archives: secession

The Cantonization of India

The word canton, as a noun referring to a district of a nation, is best-known in the context of the Swiss cantons, which form the basis of the Swiss Confederation to this day. A complicated and organic history of these … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For A Plebiscite To Resolve The Status Of The Republic Of Somaliland

Proposal: We hereby resolve to fix a date, as soon as possible, for an internationally supervised plebiscite throughout the territory of Somaliland to determine the will of its people to either remain as part of Somalia de jure or to … Continue reading

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Today In History, On February 12, 1947, The Burmese Made A False Peace

On February 12, 1947, before Burma won its independence, General Aung San of Burma [1] made an agreement with the Kachin, Chin, and Shan minorities that promised them a plebiscite to determine if they wanted to remain part of Burma, … Continue reading

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On The Right Of Revolution

An astute and active reader of my blog should recognize and ponder the enigma of my selective support of separatist movements.  It is fair to ask whether my particular stance on the right of revolution (or secession) depends purely on … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Ideas Worth Spreading, A Long Walk, Silanyo Speaks, Friendly French

Thanks to some timely updates from Somaliland247, one of the blogs that I pay a lot of attention to, I have a few updates to share with my readers today on what is going on in Somaliland. Today’s update is … Continue reading

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New Country Watch List

Thanks to some online sleuthing I found a person who, like me, has a very powerful intellectual interest in de facto states (though it would appear as if English is a second language) [1]. So, today I would like to … Continue reading

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Today In History: On July 9, 2011, South Sudan Became An Independent Nation

On July 4, 1776, after more than a year of warfare, a fledgling nation declared independence, seeking to unify around a cause of liberty and freedom not only for itself but for a candid world. That nation was the United … Continue reading

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Today In History: On June 26, 1960, Somaliland Become An Independent Nation For The First Time

Many nations of the world became independent in 1960, as it marked the widespread end of European colonialism over much of the world’s surface. One of the nations that got their independence fifty-one years ago today, on June 26, 1960, … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Presidential Address And First Female Mayor in Somaliland History

Don’t Let Somalia Hold Somaliland Hostage, Says Somaliland President Somaliland’s President, Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, stated in a recent address that two decades of stable independence, rule of law, and democracy should be enough for the world to recognize the independence … Continue reading

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Today In History: On May 18, 1991, Somaliland Became A Nation For The Second Time

If a nation declares its independence, and successfully holds its territory for two decades, engaging in peaceful internal elections, developing its people and resources, and even participating in ongoing regional security efforts, doesn’t that make it a nation?  If not, … Continue reading

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