Modern independence movements have started across the world after the dissolvement of Canada and the United States and a formation of a political union to bind them yet allow more home rule. Most new independence movements have came around the meso-american and European areas. Movements which promoted new states, separating from already existing states, for political, social, cultural or financial reasons where either already begun or excited by the events from 2005-2007 in the New American Revolution. So far there have been two successful movements since the revolution in 2007 (which marks a new era for these movements).
CorsicaThe first movement in response to the american movements was the National Liberation Front of Corsica to start a new movement for independence. Although the want for a new nation was very small the population was riled up and able to start a new movement for independence in 2008. By 2009 the French Parliament let the people of the island have a referendum. The referendum passed with an outstanding 77% yes support. On January 1st, 2009 the Republic of Corsica was founded and a new government was set up with the same national flag and regulations and such. The nation remained close allies with France and joined the EU in 2010.
The Scottish people were disgruntled with the Labour government and the way the British government handled Scottish affairs, demanding for more independence after the American Revolution. In the 2007 Scottish Parliament general elections the SNP won a small 66 seat majority out of 129 seats to win over the Parliament. The first act was to pass a referendum about Scottish independence. After a failed attempt about the movement, since the government rejected it they won 70 seats for a larger majority. This time they were able to put the referendum to a vote and in 2012 the Country of Scotland was formed with a 63% approval from the voters. The country agreed to stay in the Commonwealth and have the Queen as their head of state but now was a independent nation.
Along with Scotland breaking away, United Kingdom's House of Commons came together with other leaders from Ireland, Cornwall and Wales to disscuss the future of the countries. They decided that a union should be disbanded and new coutnries were formed. The countries of Wales, Cornwall Isle of Man, Scotland, and England all continued to have the Queen of England as their head of state but now had there own countries and recognized Parliaments. The nation of Ireland now included northern Ireland in their country. Along with them. They decided to form the Celtic Union, which now not in the European Union, was now a body to regulate commerece, draw up trade agreements, have an elected Parliament and enact other legislation to help the nations. The Union included six nations, Cornwall, England, Ireland, Isle of Mann, Scotland and Wales. The union has promoted growth since the independence and Union formation in 2010 and helped the nations recover from a global recession.
Impact and reults
These two movements both used ideas and referenced the New American Revolution in there attempts to obtain independence. Other powerful, active, movements are the Baja Liberation Movement (a movement to establish a independent Baja California), Martinque Freedom Movement (a movement to establish a free martinque), the Catalaonia Independence Movement (while more along the lines for economic reasons protestors regularly use the NAR as a reason for a independent catalaonia) and the Basque-French Movement (a movement to establish a Basque country larger than the Basque area).