And, about "brutally suppressing independence", we still have to learn a lot in relation to the English in Ireland.
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: But Britain spreading fake news about Spain
: is a tradition since the XVI century.
: I'm reasonably sure that everyone spread
: fake news quite liberally about everybody
: else back in the XVI century!
: However, not everything can be dismissed as
: 'black propaganda". Catalan demands for
: independence is not a recent phenomenon. As
: long ago as 1640, there was a major revolt
: by the Catalans seeking independence which
: was brutally suppressed by the forces of the
: Spanish crown which might make the present
: monarch's finger-wagging lectures to their
: present day descendants seem unnecessarily
: tactless and not exactly designed to
: persuade those who are undecided of the
: virtues of remaing united with the rest of
: Has the Spanish state not heard of the
: values of the softly softly approach and the
: art of gentle persuasion? Might work
: wonders, who knows?
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