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