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The struggles for independence and the impact of redrawing borders | The Economist


The struggles for independence and the impact of redrawing borders | The Economist


From Catalonia to Kurdistan and Quebec, many people are demanding independence. What does it take to transform a cultural identity into a nation-state?
 





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University: does a degree pay? | The Economist


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Where is the world's most liveable city? | The Economist


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How to tame tech giants | The Economist


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Plastic pollution: is it really that bad? | The Economist


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The changing face of tourism | The Economist


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Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist


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Why do languages die? | The Economist


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Xi Jinping, China's president, is the world's most powerful man | The Economist


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What is consciousness? | The Economist


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David Miliband on the future of liberalism | The Economist


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Putin's games with the West | The Economist


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Steve Bannon interviewed by Zanny Minton Beddoes | The Economist


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Is Emmanuel Macron the EU's most powerful politician? | The Economist


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Why are women paid less than men? | The Economist


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Discover Osaka: sushi, tattoos, and a flourishing nightlife | The Economist


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Transforming cities with technology | The Economist


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A softer Brexit is a better Brexit | The Economist


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Exploring and protecting the Antarctic | The Economist


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Is the pope head of the world's most powerful government? | The Economist


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