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2010 | 37 | 149-161
Article title

BASQUE SEPARATISM (Separatyzm baskijski)

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Abstracts
EN
This article examines the origins of Basque nationalism, major reasons why the terrorist organization ETA was founded, and the evolution of ETA's activities. Alongside this discussion, a parallel history of moderate nationalism pursued by the Basque Nationalist Party is also examined. The article recognizes an historical approach, since Basque nationalism has evolved in a specific way, and the historical, political and systemic changes that influenced the Basque Country in a different way than in other regions of Spain. In the literature, researchers show that Basque citizens are characterized by a strong sense of national identity. This is due firstly to the fact that many Basques identify themselves with the Basque Country rather than with Spain, which indicates a clear declaration of their national identity. This means that the Basques consider themselves a separate nation. The consequence of this is their desire to have a greater autonomy, preferably under the Spanish federal state, or to gain independence.
Year
Issue
37
Pages
149-161
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Dr Anna Antczak, Biuro Spraw Miedzynarodowych i Unii Europejskiej Kancelarii Senatu RP, Warszawa
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10PLAAAA089723
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bwmeta1.element.24687f2a-8b91-323f-bb61-9d9acc0ce49a
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