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Question: Scotland's Quest for Independence.

Answer: The history of it all:
On the 18th of September 2014, people eligible to vote in Scotland will be asked to answer 'Yes' or 'No' to the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?”. The reasoning and history behind all of it is something I hope to expand on and explain in this Report.

Since the late 13th century there have been attempts to unify England and Scotland as one country, mainly through military shows of strength. However none were truly successful until the 1st of May,1707, when on this date, the Scottish and English Parliaments united to form the Parliament of Great Britain, based in Westminster, a place where it still stands to this day. Granted the two states had shared rulers for over a century prior to this date thanks to James the 1st of England and 6th of Scotland, who as a result of the Union of Crowns act, ruled both states even though neither of t...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Politics
  • Course: Politics
  • Level: A-Level
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2302
  • Date submitted: September 07, 2014
  • Date written: April, 2014
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6028

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