Who wants independence in Europe? | CNBC Explains

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  • Published on:  Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Spain, Croatia, Italy, Germany and the U.K. are just some of the European countries with regions that are challenging their nationhood and autonomy. But why? CNBC's Tom Chitty explains.-----Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://cnb.cx/2wuoARMSubscribe to CNBC Life on YouTube: http://cnb.cx/2wAkfMvLike our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/cnbcinternat...Follow us on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cnbcinterna...Follow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/CNBCi
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  • Fred from Jupiter

    Fred from Jupiter

     4 months ago +12

    Why Bavaria there is only a small party with 1,7 % who wants this, you can not call this a independence movement.

  • Adhik Joshi

    Adhik Joshi

     a years ago +63

    Look at India, every state is so different that you can't believe you are in one country. Different language, food, people, skin color, economic difference.

  • Graup


     8 months ago +15

    Why do people always mention Bavaria? Like seriously, I've grown up there and I've never heard anyone seriously demand that Bavaria be free. The independence movement in Franconia is stronger and even they are (I think) only striving for independence from Bavaria within Germany. Most people just don't really give a shit. You see, when you ask Bavarians about independence it is taken as a "Do you think that, given the cultural differences between Bavaria and "the rest" of Germany independence might possibly be a logical way to go, should things go south?" rather than "Do you want independence for Bavaria now and here?"
    And it's like that with all of Germany. With the exception of the aforementioned Franconia there are no real independence movements in Germany. It's just "everybody except us sucks, because we were an independent country 200 years ago and fought all of our neighbours." There's also very strong city rivalries in Germany. Like don't ever mistake Cologne for Dortmund. Just like you should never mistake Lower Saxony for Saxony. Or Bavaria for anything else. They do a really great job hating on everyone and the feeling is mutual.

  • Kristian Madsen

    Kristian Madsen

     a years ago +10

    Bornholm wanting independence from Denmark is not even a debate in Denmark, it´s just not realistic. It is quite misleading for people who arent familiar with Denmark.

  • 森 太翔

    森 太翔

     a years ago +47

    You only mentioned the ''famous'' part of EU. I wish you would've spend more time on the disputes of Czech, Poland, Croatia and Romania.

  • Rednesswahn


     8 months ago +25

    Bavaria want's independence? I've never heard of that in Germany.

  • Pepsi Man

    Pepsi Man

     a years ago +26

    What about Kosovo???
    You put it like it is independence!
    You didnt do your homework good

  • Nurul Ansari

    Nurul Ansari

     4 months ago

    You forget about Greenland,it also want independence from Denmark

  • J91


     a years ago +2

    You totally disregarded Eastern European movements like....Abkhazia, Artsakh, South Ossetia, and Transnistria! And what about Scotland and Greenland?

  • abhishek


     6 months ago

    You miss Corsica a territorial island 🌴 of France 🇫🇷 !!!

  • vaasu ash

    vaasu ash

     11 months ago

    Please make a video on how Oman remains the most peaceful Arab nation in middle East?!

  • Alexander Christopher

    Alexander Christopher

     4 months ago +1

    some part of country outside of Europe wants independence
    Europe: do it
    some part of Europe wants to be independent
    Europe: don't do it
    I'm getting mixed messages here, Europe.

  • Stefan Vujancevic

    Stefan Vujancevic

     3 months ago

    EU is not whole Europe!

  • Hardev Rana

    Hardev Rana

     a years ago

    Hey Tom great keep working, love to see Indian mobile payment evolution from you.

  • BangBoy


     8 months ago

    Language is the greatest divider...

  • vaasu ash

    vaasu ash

     11 months ago +1

    Please make a good informative video on Constitution of Jammu Kashmir

  • Nathan Campioni

    Nathan Campioni

     11 months ago +5

    Thereis no federal government in Italy! It's not a federal state!!!

  • vaasu ash

    vaasu ash

     11 months ago +1

    Please make a video on tax system in Belgium Japan UK a comparison

  • something else

    something else

     a years ago +1

    If Spain doesnt declare catalan as one of the "national" languages of Spain, then Catalonia should separate from Spain

  • David Henry

    David Henry

     2 months ago +1

    I hope they all get independence