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Why Paris doesn't want a Scottish Yes

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"Nothing unites different nations quite like mutual enemies. But the 'Auld Alliance' between Scotland and France - both historic rivals of England - doesn't mean that the French government favours Scottish independence. Far from it."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 18, 8:50 AM

Historically, France has supported greater autonomy or independence as a way to limit English political power and influence.  However in the era of the E.U. and greater regional integration, modern geopolitics makes this old alliance untenable as some in Scotland are seeking independence from the United Kingdom.  

 

Tags: devolutionhistorical, supranationalism, political, states, sovereignty, autonomy, Europe, unit 4 political, geopolitics.

Kevin Barker's curator insight, August 19, 5:59 AM

I was surprised to listen to the affection that Scotland and France have towards each other but I wasn't surprised to hear France's concerns about the further division of countries within the EU.  What is it about the independence of Scotland that causes the French government to be concerned?

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 12:30 PM

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And the Gold Medal Goes to: Finland, the country with the lowest malware infection rates.

And the Gold Medal Goes to: Finland, the country with the lowest malware infection rates. | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
The official Microsoft Security Blog provides in-depth discussion of security, cybersecurity and technology trends affecting trust in computing, as well as timely security news, trends, and practical security guidance.

 

Each week you’ll hear from Microsoft security experts who share insights and report on research and our collaborative work internally and with industry and governments around the world to build more secure software and services; to advance the IT ecosystem; and collective efforts to build a safer, more trusted Internet for everyone.


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Geography in the News: Eurasia’s Boundaries

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"Europe and Asia, while often considered two separate continents, both lie on the same landmass or tectonic plate, the Eurasian supercontinent. The historic and geographic story of the Eurasian boundary is intriguing."


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shawn Giblin's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:42 AM

very interesting to think that Turkey is a transcontinental country, as well to find out that asia and europe are actually connected.

Ryan Amado's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:14 AM

Here we can see that the continental boundary between Russia and the rest of Europe has historically been solely based on national borders. However, a large majority of Russia's population and major cities are in the western part of the country, which is closer to Europe than most Asian countries.  Because of this, Europe and Asia gained an imaginary cultural border. It only makes sense that part of Russia began to be considered a European region even though it physically is a part of Asia.  It is better to talk about the entire land mass of Eurasia rather than two split continents when talking about Russia's borders.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 3, 8:06 AM

I find this discussion very interesting.  How we define the boarders of the continents may not seem important but they do hold much in the way of historical and cultural meanings.  Is Europe separate from Asia or is it one super-continent?  The answer to that has many implications politically and culturally as well as historically.

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Europe - What do we celebrate on 9th May?

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9th May is Europe Day. It involves all of the citizens of the EU because it celebrates the declaration delivered on 9th May 1950 by Robert Schuman. On that day five years after the end of the Second World War French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made the initial appeal for the construction of Europe.

 

This declaration announced the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). During the European Council in Milan in 1985 the heads of State and government decided to set 9th May as "Europe Day".

 

Celebrated each year since 1986, Europe Day is the occasion for events and celebrations that draws Europe closer to its citizens.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:27 PM

 

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Geography Game

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 12, 9:31 AM

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Infographic: Get to Know the EU

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The EU is about so much more than the economic crisis that has dominated recent headlines-check out the Delegation's new infographic on what the EU is, how it works, and more.

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Smith_Lin's curator insight, February 11, 4:20 AM

Looks a useful overview especially for Business studies

Martin Seery's curator insight, February 12, 12:53 AM

Definitely worth a look for all economics and business students.

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How To Say 'Beer' Everywhere In Europe

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Ryan G Soares's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:34 AM

I really find it interesting how such a popular beverage is said from place to place in one area. Depending on where you live in one country or continent can change how something is said. Me living in the Eastern part of the United states we could Beer, beer. Compared to Europe calling "Beer" ale, pivo, cervesa, etc. Its facinating how depending on one's culture such a popular thing can be changed.