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How long has Catalonia been fighting for independence?

Last Updated: 31st January, 2020

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Between the 1850s and the 1910s, individuals, organisations and political parties started demanding full independence of Catalonia from Spain. The organized Catalan independence movement began in 1922, when Francesc Macià founded the political party Estat Català (Catalan State).

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Also question is, how long was Catalonia independent?

27 October: Unilateral declaration of independence On 27 October 2017, a resolution based on the "Declaration of the representatives of Catalonia" declaring the independence of Catalonia was voted in the Parliament and was approved with 70 votes in favor, 10 against, and 2 blank votes.

Subsequently, question is, when was Catalonia conquered by Spain? Catalonia was one of the first Roman possessions in Spain. Occupied during the 5th century ce by the Goths, it was taken by the Moors in 712 and at the end of the 8th century by Charlemagne, who incorporated it into his realm as the Spanish March, ruled by a count.

Moreover, was Catalonia ever an independent country?

In 1914, the four Catalan provinces formed a commonwealth, and with the return of democracy during the Second Spanish Republic (1931–1939), the Generalitat of Catalonia was restored as an autonomous government. On 27 October 2017, the Catalan Parliament declared independence from Spain following a disputed referendum.

What is the conflict between Catalonia and Spain?

The 2017–18 Spanish constitutional crisis, also known as the Catalan crisis, was a political conflict between the Government of Spain and the Generalitat de Catalunya under former President Carles Puigdemont—the government of the autonomous community of Catalonia until 28 October 2017—over the issue of Catalan

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