In our series, Wha's Like Us: Indy Movements in Europe, we profile the growing numbers who share Scots' desire for self-determination.

George Kerevan starts our series discussing the spectre that is haunting Europe...the spectre of new nation states being (re)born.

The small nation state is the future ... the world needs more cultural and political diversity, not less

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The National:

"A spectre is haunting Europe in its current incarnation — the spectre of new nation states struggling to be (re)born. They include Scotland, Catalonia, Euskadi, Flanders, Wallonia, Friesland, Corsica, Brittany and Venice. Their common cause is to replace the democratic deficit of the European Union and to oppose the austerity policies imposed by vested financial interests in the wake the great banking crash."

Read the full introduction.

People all over Europe are seeing that small is beautiful. Let's look at the other movements for independence, self-determination and greater autonomy across Europe.

The National:

You do not have to look very far into Europe to find peoples who, like the Scots are working for greater self-determination and independence.

Read about the movements in the Netherlands and Poland.

The National:

In Venice, Sardinia and Lombardy live movements looking to get out of the Italian state - or at least want far greater autonomy for their people.

Read about Italy's movements for independence.

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From Aragon and Galicia to the Canary Islands, Spain's regions watch as the Catalonia prepares for its referendum.

Read about Spains movements for independence.

The National:

France has seen growing calls for independence and autonomy in the regions of Corsica, Brittany and Occitanie.

Read about France's growing movements for indy.

The National:

In the Northern countries of Finland, Denmark and Belgium are growing calls for autonomy.

Read about the movements in Å​land, the Faroe Island and Flanders.

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The closest movements for independece to Scotland are, of course, the ones taking place in our neighbour England.

Find out more about the push for autonomy taking place on the Isle of Man, in Cornwall and in Yorkshire.

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