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Scotland Faces Elections, and Independence Talk

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Scotland Faces Elections, and Independence Talk

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Scotland Faces Elections, and Independence Talk

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The people of Scotland go to the polls today to vote in regional elections that could lead to the eventual break up of the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party, which was ahead in the opinion polls as Election Day approached, is committed to Scottish independence.

Much of the debate has been centered on whether Scotland can survive economically as an independent country.

But now there is increasing attention being paid to the social effects of independence, such as the members of families with mixed English and Scottish backgrounds having different nationalities.

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