[CQ-Contest] Repubblica Veneta
nf4l at nf4l.com
Sat Mar 22 16:39:14 EDT 2014
I see a name war coming as the long established Venusians take exception to Venetian as being tooooooo close.
73, Mike NF4L
On Mar 22, 2014, at 4:08 PM, Doug Renwick <ve5ra at sasktel.net> wrote:
> A new country on the horizon?
> "Venice votes to split from Italy as 89% of the city's residents opt to form
> a new independent state
> Venetians have voted overwhelmingly for their own sovereign state in a
> 'referendum' on independence from Italy.
> Inspired by Scotland's separatist ambitions, 89% of the residents of the
> lagoon city and its surrounding area, opted to break away from Italy in an
> unofficial ballot.
> The proposed 'Repubblica Veneta' would include the five million inhabitants
> of the Veneto region and could later expand to include parts of Lombardy,
> Trentino and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
> The floating city has only been part of Italy for 150 years. The 1000
> year-old democratic Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, was quashed by
> Napoleon and was subsumed into Italy in 1866."
> "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary
> safety, deserve neither liberty or safety." - Ben Franklin
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