Well... more like a call for information. I am trying to put together a list of all of the countries in the world which have people/territories that want to seperate. Example: Quebec/Canada, Chechny/Russia, Basque/Spain.
I need a big list, anyone know of a good place to look?
Australia/US is another example
A map would be a good place to start. Just look at it and if you find any odd boundaries it is probably caused by separatism. The CIA Factbook probably also has information on this subject. A few suggestions for your list:
Northern-Ireland / Britain
Kosovo / Serbia
Tibet / China
Papua / Indonesia
Moluku / Indonesia
Western Sahara / Morocco
Kashmir / India, Pakistan (?) and China
Eritrea / Ethiopia (successful)
Belgium and Luxembourg / The Netherlands (successful)
these aren't exactly what you want, but it's somewhat related:
east timor/indonesia (successful)
north korea/south korea (???)
southern thailand (pattani,yala)/thailand
ohh and singapore/malaysia (successful)
those are really good, thanks! I will check out that fact book as well. Anyone else know of some?
What... Quebec wants to seperate?
You might want to look up about militia groups across the U.S. (mostly southern), too. If memory serves, there are groups who want to take Texas, for one, out of the great U.S. of A.
Yorkshire / England
Scotland / UK
UK / Europe (please let this one work out - no euro superstate)
Not sure if this is strictly relevant to your list, but google 'Jura Conflict' and see what comes out.
Much smaller scale, but I think it is worth mentioning. Enjoy.
Aruba / Netherlands Antilles (successful)
Curaçao / Netherlands Antilles (proposed)
Sint Maarten / Netherlands Antilles (proposed)
Bangladesh (former East-Pakistan) / Pakistan
Wikipedia also has an article on Separatism, with lots of examples.