Skip to comments.Venice votes to split from Italy as 89% of the city's residents opt to form a new independent state
Posted on 03/23/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Venetians have voted overwhelmingly for their own sovereign state in a referendum on independence from Italy.
Inspired by Scotlands separatist ambitions, 89 per cent of the residents of the lagoon city and its surrounding area, opted to break away from Italy in an unofficial ballot.
The proposed Repubblica Veneta would include the five million inhabitants of the Veneto region and could later expand to include parts of Lombardy, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
The floating city has only been part of Italy for 150 years. The 1000 yearold democratic Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, was quashed by Napoleon and was subsumed into Italy in 1866.
Wealthy Venetians, under mounting financial pressure in the economic crisis, have rallied in their thousands, after growing tired of supporting Italys poor and crime ridden Mezzogiorno south, through high taxation.
Activists have been working closely with the SNP on their joint agendas, even travelling to Scotland alongside Catalonians and Basque separatists to take part in pro independence rallies.
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Venice votes to break away from rest of Italy, create Repubblica Veneta
Nobody went after Venice like Russia went after Crimea.
This will never happen in the U.S., since they won’t give up federal money. Unless they can get more a foreign aid.
Being a part of a large country is necessary when you worry about war. No one worries about war anymore, and Europe could not even defend itself if attack. So why not break off? “Every man to his tent”. (Come to think of it, that didn’t work out too well, either.)
Does anybody know if the USAF base at Aviano would be included in this region?
Garibaldi must be doing 360s in his grave.
I hope NeoEuropa, everything north and east of pennsylvania will go it alone .....I hope
“Wealthy Venetians, under mounting financial pressure in the economic crisis, have rallied in their thousands, after growing tired of supporting Italys poor and crime ridden Mezzogiorno south, through high taxation.”
Coming soon to a State near you!
They only become another Monaco if the can get a Grand Prix. The teams will have to use the full wet tyres though.
Cash cows are about to go maverick.
“...Venice pays EUR71bn in taxes and receives only EUR21bn in services and investment.
I believe Catalonia also has the same issue with Spain.”
I wouldn’t blame the Venetians and others in surrounding areas from seceding and forming their own state. Unfortunately, the “takers” in the south & center of Italy likely would not let them leave since the south cannot afford to lose its “makers” and the wealth they create.
Wow!! We will be in Venice in 4 weeks and 6 weeks....twice....hope there’s no RIOTING!! I HATE when gondolas CLASH!!
“Venetians have voted overwhelmingly for their own sovereign state. ...”
What about the blind (or is that blinds)?
WATER POLO TEAMS!!
You’ll need visas by then.
Federal ruling, huge victory, paves way for states to ensure only US citizens can vote
As I remember, Italy has not been a country for any long period, they were all city states before. Venice is just going back to where it was before so could Florence, Rome and etc.
RE: Wow!! We will be in Venice in 4 weeks and 6 weeks....twice....hope theres no RIOTING!! I HATE when gondolas CLASH!!
Well, if this goes through, your next question would be -— will Visas to Italy be honored by Venice?
Go, Texas, Go!
Actually it's 148 years.
So much for the Risorgimento. Mazzini, Garibaldi, Cavour, and Victor Emmanuel II must be spinning in their graves. (Not that they were nice people, mind you.)
Perhaps a state which receives less from doc than it pays in
Why God forbid Texas?! The conservative states should secede. It would be excellent to ditch the east and west coast.
No VISAs are necessary in Italy.
We in America don’t think about this very much. But, there are distinct regions of America, such as Texas, in which people don’t feel they have much in common with people in Boston, Cambridge, Berkeley, Upper West Side of Manhattan, etc.
Even within states, Chicago is a different world from downstate Illinois, upstate New York is different from the New York City area, etc.
Stay tuned. This trend could come to America.
If we split into a liberal America and a conservative America, some major issues would go away. Because critical numbers of people in each area would agree about abortion, homosexual marriage, the role of government, the size and scope of government, school policies, tax policies, and other areas of disagreement between liberals and conservatives today.
The nationalism of Catalonia and the other regions of Spain is, like the Celtic varieties, hard Left wing.
Next is conservative rural districts seceding from liberal controlling cities.
But it is after all their country.
Let them foul their own nest as they please.
Will they bring back the Doge?
Why weren't there a similar percentage of independent-minded people in Colorado to vote to separate the sensible parts from the Democrat-trending parts?
Even if majorities had voted for secession in these American cases there most likely would have been law suits, etc. to prevent the splits, but it would have sent a message to the idiots in charge.
Have Americans already become Euroweenies?
Would love to see that happen. We are no longer “united states”.
That’s been happening in Atlanta / Fulton County for the last few years. Several areas have seceded from the city because they were paying taxes used to buy votes in the poor areas.
A PROPOSAL TO DIVIDE THE UNITED STATES INTO TWO COUNTRIES
There are or have been several movements regarding secession in the U.S. state of New York.
The most prominent amongst these have been for a state called Long Island, consisting of everything on the island outside New York City; a state called Niagara, the western counties of New York state; the northern counties of New York state called Upstate New York; making the city of New York a state; a proposal for a new Peconic County on eastern Long Island; and for the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn to secede from New York City.
Relatively conservative Northeast Philly has been trying to secede from Philadelphia for decades, now it’s too late. The section 8 housing has contaminated it and the smart ones have already moved out.
Thought I checked for a NY post...missed by the time I was typing, I guess.
How long before Putin or the “Palestinians” claim them?
The “lagoon city” has about 60,000 residents. The entire metropolitan area about 1.6 million.
Where did these 5 million come from? And how the heck do 89 percent of 5 million people agree on anything?
Something is not right about this.
Venice is beautiful in November when I visited 3 years ago. Less tourists and the waiters treat you better. But be prepared for the smell. It’s like the entire city is so old the rivers are full of sewage. I always thought Napoli (Campania region) and southern Italy were good. (Our family, great granddad’s side is from there :)
I think venice will do just fine on its own. I like being in venice and If venice goes look for Mestre to follow within weeks and become part of Venice.
And Russia was criticized for the 97% Crimean referendum result.
How is this massive super-majority in Venice any different? Or is this also a so-called Soviet-style outcome?
Or the next San Marino.
In Veneto veritas. Repubblica Veneta ping.
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