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Galicia (G ALIZA) has a very distinct character and a vibrant culture and traditions. Galicia is, for example, the cradle of Portuguese language. At present, the stateless nation of Galicia forms part of the Kingdom of Spain.

Still, there is a growing sentiment among the Galician People longing for a definitive and enduring freedom. This is Galicia's claim for independence!

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Galicia (G ALIZA) has a very distinct character and a vibrant culture and traditions. Galicia is, for example, the cradle of Portuguese language. At present, the stateless nation of Galicia forms part of the Kingdom of Spain.

Still, there is a growing sentiment among the Galician People longing for a definitive and enduring freedom. This is Galicia's claim for independence!

Because the best people to make decisions about Galicia’s future are the people of Galicia. Galicia is curtailed from international representation. Galicia doesn't even have the tools to manage its own resources. Our 'autonomy' is severely limited and directed at irrelevant domestic affairs.

Because the best people to make decisions about Galicia’s future are the people of Galicia. Galicia is curtailed from international representation. Galicia doesn't even have the tools to manage its own resources. Our 'autonomy' is severely limited and directed at irrelevant domestic affairs.

It also guarantees the protection of our culture, starting with our language, classified as “endangered” by UNESCO. A normalised relationship with Spain would actually benefit both countries.

It also guarantees the protection of our culture, starting with our language, classified as “endangered” by UNESCO. A normalised relationship with Spain would actually benefit both countries.

Independence means solving all this and making Galicia a better place to live.

Independence means stability.

Independence means solving all this and making Galicia a better place to live.

Independence means stability.

Can Galicia afford it?

Can Galicia afford it?

Yes. Galicia exports food and energy, and is strong in several key sectors. Galicia is impoverished because its economy is controlled externally: Galician taxpayers give more than they receive from the Spanish government. Spain owes a large debt to Galicia. In the international arena a small, agile and sustainable economy presents more advantages than a big, slow and greedy system. Galicia would be better off regulating itself.

Yes. Galicia exports food and energy, and is strong in several key sectors. Galicia is impoverished because its economy is controlled externally: Galician taxpayers give more than they receive from the Spanish government. Spain owes a large debt to Galicia. In the international arena a small, agile and sustainable economy presents more advantages than a big, slow and greedy system. Galicia would be better off regulating itself.

Independence means progress.

Independence means progress.

B u t E u r o p e i s u ni t i ng . . .

B u t E u r o p e i s u ni t i ng . . .

Big countries or big superstructures don't necessarily work better, especially if those taking part are unwilling members. The Galicians were never directly asked as a People and as a country if we wanted to be a part of Spain or the European Union, or in which terms. We should have that chance.

Big countries or big superstructures don't necessarily work better, especially if those taking part are unwilling members. The Galicians were never directly asked as a People and as a country if we wanted to be a part of Spain or the European Union, or in which terms. We should have that chance.

Ho w t o do i t ?

Ho w t o do i t ?

There are plenty of examples of countries that got separated, united and so on with no drama. The claim for independence demands a free vote, something we’re not allowed to have although the UN endorses the right of self-determination. What is there to fear from a referendum?

There are plenty of examples of countries that got separated, united and so on with no drama. The claim for independence demands a free vote, something we’re not allowed to have although the UN endorses the right of self-determination. What is there to fear from a referendum?

Independence means democracy.

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Independence means democracy.

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W a s G a l i c i a e v e r i nd e p e nd e nt ?

W a s G a l i c i a e v e r i nd e p e nd e nt ?

Yes. Galicia has been independent for many centuries throughout history. The Galician People and its culture can trace their roots back to Celtic times. Galicia becomes the “first country in Europe” with the establishment of the Galician Kingdom in 41 0. It remains independent until the 1 5 th C and it formally keeps the condition of “Kingdom” until 1 833.

Yes. Galicia has been independent for many centuries throughout history. The Galician People and its culture can trace their roots back to Celtic times. Galicia becomes the “first country in Europe” with the establishment of the Galician Kingdom in 41 0. It remains independent until the 1 5 th C and it formally keeps the condition of “Kingdom” until 1 833.

Isn't this just a fad or one more protest because of the international recession?

Isn't this just a fad or one more protest because of the international recession?

No. Claims for freedom are a constant since Galicia was militarily conquered in 1 486; the last time a Galician army was fielded to defend its land was in 1 846. There was no international recession back then and patriots didn't give their lives on a whim. The struggle for independence took a political turn in the 20 th C, and that's the road we're on now.

No. Claims for freedom are a constant since Galicia was militarily conquered in 1 486; the last time a Galician army was fielded to defend its land was in 1 846. There was no international recession back then and patriots didn't give their lives on a whim. The struggle for independence took a political turn in the 20 th C, and that's the road we're on now.

W h a t h a p p e ns o n t h e d a y a f t e r i nd e p e nd e nc e ?

W h a t h a p p e ns o n t h e d a y a f t e r i nd e p e nd e nc e ?

The Galician Government will start reorganising internal affairs, rearranging the territorial, administrative and economic structure, building bridges with other nations around the World, as we Galicians are confident we have much to offer. It will be hard, but it's already hard and from that day on we'll know that our successes or mistakes will be our own: our decision to choose freely and develop our potential, with no intermediaries.

The Galician Government will start reorganising internal affairs, rearranging the territorial, administrative and economic structure, building bridges with other nations around the World, as we Galicians are confident we have much to offer. It will be hard, but it's already hard and from that day on we'll know that our successes or mistakes will be our own: our decision to choose freely and develop our potential, with no intermediaries.

Independence is the triumph of hope over fear.

Independence is the triumph of hope over fear.

Why haven't I heard about this before?

Why haven't I heard about this before?

Galicia's struggle is old, hence it's not 'news' anymore. This is an issue that went through different phases. Galicia was silenced, forced into a situation of isolation and backwardness during extended periods of time. Recent repression also took a toll. Now we encourage you to find out more.

Galicia's struggle is old, hence it's not 'news' anymore. This is an issue that went through different phases. Galicia was silenced, forced into a situation of isolation and backwardness during extended periods of time. Recent repression also took a toll. Now we encourage you to find out more.

Follow the Galician Republic on fa ce b o o k. co m /Re p u b li ca G a le g a and Twitter (@ @ g a li za re p u b li ca ) for further information, data, news and questions.

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Local name: Galiza (Galician­Portuguese) Other names: Galicia (English, Spanish) , Galice (French) , Galicien (German) Surface: 35,692 km²

Local name: Galiza (Galician­Portuguese) Other names: Galicia (English, Spanish) , Galice (French) , Galicien (German) Surface: 35,692 km²

Capital: Santiago de Compostela Language: Galician (Portuguese ), spoken by the majority of the population Currency: Euro (€) National holiday: 25 th of July

Capital: Santiago de Compostela Language: Galician (Portuguese ), spoken by the majority of the population Currency: Euro (€) National holiday: 25 th of July

Population: 2,839,450

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D i d yo u kn o w? In ancient times Galicia was considered to be “the end of the World" - The Galician Diaspora has been labelled as “the greatest Diaspora in times of peace” - Irish people are said to be of Galician origin - Galicia is often called “The Land of the Witches”, as many say strange beings still inhabit Its forests - Table football was invented by a Galician - Galicia and North Portugal formed the first “Euroregion” in the EU, presenting a joint candidature to UNESCO - Galicia is also called “The Land of the One Thousand Rivers” Goethe said that "Europe began on the road to Compostela" - Galician arts and cuisine are renowned around the World - Galicians always reply to a question with another question. Why are you asking? ;)

Population: 2,839,450

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D i d yo u kn o w? In ancient times Galicia was considered to be “the end of the World" - The Galician Diaspora has been labelled as “the greatest Diaspora in times of peace” - Irish people are said to be of Galician origin - Galicia is often called “The Land of the Witches”, as many say strange beings still inhabit Its forests - Table football was invented by a Galician - Galicia and North Portugal formed the first “Euroregion” in the EU, presenting a joint candidature to UNESCO - Galicia is also called “The Land of the One Thousand Rivers” Goethe said that "Europe began on the road to Compostela" - Galician arts and cuisine are renowned around the World - Galicians always reply to a question with another question. Why are you asking? ;)

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