Spain and Iraq Face Off Against Seceding States Calling for Independence

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By Onan Coca What do the stable, Western government of Spain and the war ravaged, Muslim nation of Iraq have in common? Both nations have large groups of their citizens calling for independence. In Spain, Catalonia (home of the beautiful city of Barcelona) wants to vote on finally forming a nation independent of the Spanish government. In Iraq, the Kurdish people have just voted, overwhelmingly, to declare independence from Iraq and establish a homeland for …