Catalanism

What is Catalanism and what does it advocate?

Agustí Colomines's picture

Catalanism is the name of a movement of national vindication that advocates for the political-cultural recognition of Catalonia within Spain. After the failure of the violent uprisings of Catalans during the 17th century (the War of Catalan Secession of 1640) and the 18th century (the War of Spanish Succession of 1714), starting in the 19th century the movement to preserve Catalans’ national rights became more peaceful and civic.

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Social “Catalanism”

Montserrat Tura's picture

The certainty that Catalonia is a nation, widely shared by the vast majority of Catalan society and political forces, may come with different vital attitudes and ways to face the future. Some parties build everything into a more or less unreal imaginary, without practical immediate consequences. Others, myself included, firmly believe that great principles must be translated into everyday life, into concrete ways of doing things, into tangible realities and quantifiable social advancements.

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