Will Scotland be denied a second independence referendum? | DW News

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On Tueday Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans for a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, to be held in October next year. That’s less than a decade since Scots rejected independence in a referendum in 2014.

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Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.

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The United Kingdom is the seat of the formerly extensive British Empire.

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