As many of you are aware, Scottish voters are currently voting in a referendum to answer a simple question. Do Scots want Scotland to be their own independent country? For Canadians, this is an interesting development since Canada has gone through two similar referendums where residents of Quebec voted to stay or leave Canada.

Of course, the two situations are very different. Scotland’s place in the UK is remarkably different from Quebec’s place in the rest of Canada. Nonetheless, it’s fascinating to see what will happen when the votes are tallied.

I have no opinion of what I think should happen. I don’t know enough about the issues at hand or the ramifications of either outcome. I will say that if the “yes” votes come out on top, the world will be watching very closely at how Scotland and the UK negotiate the independence.

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