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Will Catalonia become an independent state?
The 1st of October 2017 saw a contentious (and according to the Spanish government, illegal) referendum on Catalan independence.
News reports suggest that with a 43% turnout around 90% of ballots went for independence, amid widespread police crackdowns on voting, and confiscations of ballot boxes.
With talk of a unilateral declaration of independence in the air, the political future of Catalonia is unclear.
This question asks:
Will Catalonia will be an independent state within 5 years of this vote?
Question resolves positive if Catalonia becomes an independent state by the 1st of October 2022.
Resolution can be determined by de facto control over a large majority of the area currently making up the autonomous region of Catalonia within Spain, determined by, for example, the issuing of passports, control over borders, independent police and military.
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