Educating the Ignorant
- Dec 19, 2008
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- Political Leaning
Belgians vote on future, united country in doubtFlanders tends to be conservative and free-trade minded. Wallonia's long-dominant Socialists have a record of corruption and poor governance. Flanders has half the unemployment of Wallonia and a 25 percent higher per-capita income, and Dutch-speakers have long complained that they are subsidizing their Francophone neighbors.
But those in Wallonia don't want to join France and France has never expressed any interest in absorbing the region because of its high unemployment and other costs. France also does not to encourage separatism so regions like the French island of Corsica don't get their own separatist ideas.
I think a break up would be great.
The French section, if they were smart would not join the EU and turn themselves into Liechtenstein, Luxembourg or Switzerland.
Of course they wouldn't though. They'd be siphons on EU cash.