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Catalonia’s Vote on Independence Is Only One Way the Entire World Is Shifting

What’s happening?

Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain that around 7.5 million people call home, is trying to break up with Spain; meanwhile, the Spanish government is pretending that everything’s normal.

Thousands of police reinforcements have been sent to the region, and the central government is saying that holding a referendum to let Catalonia vote for independence is illegal. But Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont told Reuters today that Sunday’s planned vote is definitely happening.

How does this affect me?

Remember the financial crash of 2008? A lot of European countries are still trying to recover, while also fighting to keep groups within their borders from breaking off into their own nations.

Spain is the 14th largest economy in the world, and Catalonia accounts for 20 percent of its annual GDP. If there’s a domino effect among Europe’s economies, the world could be hit with another – possibly worse – recession.

Glenn’s take:

We haven’t seen a global shift this dramatic since World War I.

“Europe is on the verge of a complete redesign,” he said. “The amount of nations looking to split from the [European Union] or regions looking to gain independence is staggering.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: I've told you for a while that the entire world is being remapped, redesigned. Everything. Our businesses, our infrastructure, everything, including the maps. And Europe is on the verge of a complete redesign of the maps. Not since World War I have we seen the possibility for so many countries or border changes.

Last Sunday, the Spanish region of Catalonia is going to -- I'm sorry. This Sunday, Catalonia is going to head to the polls to decide whether or not to break away from Spain. They've been -- they've been threatening this now for a while, and it's been heating up.

At the moment, thousands of people are rallying in the streets, but the Spanish government doesn't really like this. It's not taking this divorce lightly.

Four thousand Spanish police have already been deployed to the regions. Polling stations are being forcefully shut down, and politicians in Catalonia are being arrested. The streets in Catalonia are about to erupt.

Now, this is only another ripple in the coming tidal wave of problems for the EU. The amount of nations looking to split from the EU or regions looking to gain independence is staggering.

Spain, France, the UK, Italy, all have strong independent movements inside of their own borders. And the dominoes are about to fall.

So what does this all mean? Well, the world -- at least Europe is still struggling from trying to recover from the 2008 economic crisis. They really haven't recovered from that yet. Europe was one of the hardest hit. Four of the five top GDPs in Europe all have either strong regional separatist movements, or they're looking to leave the EU.

Now, think about that. What does that do to the economy?

Spain is number 14, the 14th largest economy in the world. If Catalonia separates on Sunday, Spain will lose 20 percent of their GDP, and that's a country on the verge of civil war or civil unrest already.

France, the UK, and Italy are all in the top ten of the world's GDP. What happens if this process around the same time period -- if this process just starts to sweep?

Change is taking place on a massive scale all over the world. And you're just now beginning to see the first steps in the great global redesign.

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