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1. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

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?

take care,

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Australia/US is another example

3. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

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)

4. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

these aren't exactly what you want, but it's somewhat related:

east timor/indonesia (successful)
taiwan/china (????)
north korea/south korea (???)
southern thailand (pattani,yala)/thailand

ohh and singapore/malaysia (successful)

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

those are really good, thanks! I will check out that fact book as well. Anyone else know of some?

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

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.

7. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yorkshire / England
Scotland / UK
UK / Europe (please let this one work out - no euro superstate)

8. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Jura/Switzerland

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.

9. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Aruba / Netherlands Antilles (successful)
CuraƧao / Netherlands Antilles (proposed)
Sint Maarten / Netherlands Antilles (proposed)
Bangladesh (former East-Pakistan) / Pakistan

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Wikipedia also has an article on Separatism, with lots of examples.