Global Union: The End Of Nations - Part 3
Kosovo has nothing to do with Serbia other than still be listed in its maps. Frisia is neither Dutch nor French, as Basque is neither French nor Spanish. Busingen am Hochrhein and Campione are within and completely surrounded by Switzerland but they're politically German and Italian territory respectively! Similarly, Spain has Llivia inside France; Belgium has Baarle-Hertog inside the Netherlands; and Russia has Sankovo-Medvezhye in Belarus. Istria, Ticino, Savoy and Corsica have been Italian for centuries and they remain so today (Ajaccio, Bastia, Fiume, Lugano, Nizza, Pola, and Zara, are all clearly Italian cities). Garibaldi was born in Italian Nizza so what is it now doing in France? Similarly, what are Austrian cities like Bozen and Meran doing in Italy? And what is Spain doing in what by all rights should be the Moroccan cities of Ceuta and Melilla? Even Poland and Germany have huge swaths of each other's territories.
These separatist ambitions are not only limited to Europe: The secessionist Wallonia and Flanders which are on the verge of ripping Belgium in half have way more in common with each other than Quebec has with Ontario across the pond! So why not let the totally different French and English Canadians go their merry way? Similarly, what is the point of Ottawa holding onto an Alberta which already believes it is far more closely aligned with Montana than Ontario? Like any other country, Canada should allow the lands which want to leave Confederation to get out, and the ones who want to join come in: The Turks and Caicos Islands even passed a referendum landslide to be annexed to Canada! So what's the holdup? Each area of any size should be able to pass a referendum on whether to stay with its current national affiliation or not, naturally always within the Global Union framework. The concept of keeping people together or apart against their will does not belong in the 21st century!
There are ample secessionist factions within the Western Hemisphere's European Union / Global Union territories with very reasons ranging between the silly and the serious as to why they should be effectively autonomous from their current outdated administrations:
British Columbia (+ Pacific Northwestern US: Cascadia)
Most of the Netherlands Antilles
Turks and Caicos Islands
The same applies to the nation / states within Europe:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Euskala / Euskara
Lorraine / Elsass
Isle of Man
The European Union / Global Union countries would all use the (renamed) Euro, all have the same economic and legislative regulations, and all have the same foreign and internal policies. So since they're countries in name only what is the point of adhering to centuries old boundaries which have no relevance to today? Let Corsica, Ticino, and Istria be as Italian as they want! Let the Mapuche have their chunk of Chile! You'd be hard-pressed to find a single Chechen who wants anything to do with Russia! Why keep forcing Cyprus together? If Brittany wants to be as English as it was in the past, why not let it? After all, it's the original Britain! Let the European Union / Global Union have 100 or even 200 member states, based on the desire of their populations to stick together! Forced marriages such as Wallonia / Flanders, Istria / Croatia, Chechnya / Russia, Catalonia / Spain, Basque / Spain, Corsica / France, North / South Cyprus, and Quebec / Ontario were doomed from their misbegotten historical foundations! Nations are meaningless in the 21st century's Global Union!