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Self-Determination in the Basque Country

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Self-Determination in the Basque Country


The Basques, settled on the Franco-Spanish border, are a people who do not have a country that exists as an entity of its own. They are not recognized internationally. Their borders are not respected, and their culture is repressed. Thus the history of the Basque Country is one of contentious protest against imposed conditions, unremitting effort in defense of its identity and a relentless search for a means of democratizing public life. They have not been able to practice or pursue the right to self-determination as stated in the international covenants on human rights (above) and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Peoples from Algeria, July 4th, 1976, that, “Every people has the fundamental and inalienable right to self-determination. It defines its political status in all freedom, without any external foreign interference."

Spanning approximately 20,000 square kilometers, with three provinces in the “north” under French rule, and four provinces in the “south” under Spanish rule, the Basque peo...


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... attacks will continue, their anger will fester, and all their passion and frustration will perpetuate more violence, completing the circle, only to start again.







BIBLIOGRAPHY


Astrain, Luis Nunez. The Basques: Their Struggle For Independence. Welsh

Academic Press. Wales. 1997



Sullivan, John. ETA and Basque Nationalism. Routledge. London. 1988.



www.elpais.es



Zirakzadeh, Cyrus Ernesto. A Rebellious People: Basques, Protests, and

Politics. University of Nevada Press. Reno. 1991.



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