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Old November 8 2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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Re: Federation planets and internal revolution

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I think the best way to answer this question is to ask what would happen if the government of one of the German lšnder, provinces of Canada, or states of Australia, were to be taken over by a dictator like that. They're all federations, after all. Would the Federal Republic of Germany, Canada, or Commonwealth of Australia tolerate such a state of affairs?
Well the province of Quebec has held two referendums on whether to become a sovereign nation, so there have been seperatists movments in one of the countries you mentioned.
Democratic secessionist movements that seek to gain support through referenda are not the same thing as coups d'etat that result in dictatorships, which is what the OP asked about.
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