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  • Wallonia should join France

    39 60.94%
  • Wallonia should join the Netherlands

    5 7.81%
  • Wallonia should become independent

    11 17.19%
  • Wallonia should remain a part of Belgium with Flanders

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Thread: Wallonia - Independence, union with France or Union with the Netherlands?

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    Default Wallonia - Independence, union with France or Union with the Netherlands?

    And give a few reasons. If there's any Walloons on here it'd be good to see what they have to say.


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    For me I believe it belongs with France, with the other Langues d'ol speakers ("French").
    I believe the whole argument about the Walloons being some sort of Frenchified Dutch is wrong, and even if it is correct that the Walloons are now no longer Dutch and have traits which link them with France.


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    Looks like no one is brave enough to discuss it... just me and myself... good company.

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    Wallonia should become part of France not Netherlands since their language and culture would be too much dissimilar to the Dutch and Flemish. That or become an independent nation like Montenegro or Moldova. I don't think it's likely for anything to change territorial-wise in the EU's capital state though so it might be a bit futile to discuss it.


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    It should join the Netherlands. And France as a nation should be dismantled. Brittany independent, Savoia to Switzerland, the Alsace-Lorraine to Germany, the part they stole from Luxembourg to Luxembourg. Cosica and Nice back to Italy.



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    Wallonia, being a part of the actual Belgian state should be incorporated in the Netherlands for historical reasons plus the fact that they are part of a smaller country and have been able to maintain their cultural peculiarities in that quality. In a Netherlandish confederation it would be granted equal rights with respect to language, and it would be able to preserve its identity.
    In France, a big country with a centralized government, Wallonia would not benefit of these advantages, and disappear. To this you can add the disdain many French feel for Wallonia (and that disdain includes even the Flemish regions incorporated into France three centuries ago). So it is highly questionable if France would like to incorporate Wallonia in the French nation at all. The region isn't economically interesting either.
    Remember that from 1815 to 1830, the Netherlands were reunited again, though it did not last very long that time. Now we have the chance to put it right.

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    I don't know much about Wallonia but I'd imagine they have much more in common culturally with the French than the Dutch.

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    Belgium is a kind of insult to common sense and nationalist sympathies, so the Walloons ought probably to leave it.

    I don't think joining la Republique du Paris would do them much good though. France is the antithesis of a nation-state, with its centralising tendencies and anti-ethnic political principles. Democracy is also more effective in smaller units than in hulking great states like France. Let's have a second Luxemburg, eh?

    (I'm tempted to add the Picards to it, too. Just for fun)

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    If you watch a French reality show , there is alway at least one Belgian candidate. I've heard once there were over 4 Belgian candidates , I mean it's like if they were from a region of the country...

    I wonder if they participate in Belgium's reality show as well...they can even vote (I mean they watch French TV , they vote on French tv etc..)

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    Belgium has an advanced language policy, while in France not using French is anti-France by law. In Belgium, not only Walloon, but also Picard, Lorrain (Gaumois) and Champenois are recognized as indigenous regional languages. In France, they're 'weird French', usually scorned with the name of patois.
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