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List of active separatist movements in North America

This is a list of currently active separatist movements in North America. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. What is and is not considered an autonomist or secessionist movement is sometimes contentious. Entries on this list must meet three criteria:

  1. They are active movements with living, active members.
  2. They are seeking greater autonomy or self-determination for a geographic region (as opposed to personal autonomy).
  3. They are the citizen/peoples of the conflict area and do not come from other countries.

Under each region listed is one or more of the following:

Canada

Pacific Northwestern US


Quebec sovereignty movement)



Inuit Autonomist Movements:

Danish territories

For other movements in Denmark, see List of active separatist movements in Europe.

Greenland is geographically part of North America, but is politically connected to Europe.

Greenland

Mexico

Zapatista (Chiapas)

(As result of the dialog between the government and the EZLN support base, 5 small and remote regions of the Mexican southernmost state of Chiapas have established semi-autonomous self-governance, ruled under indigenous traditional councils that coexist alongside the official Mexican government, these regions are called Councils of Good Government)

Nicaragua

Mosquito

  • Ethnic group: Miskito
    • Proposed state: Communitarian Nation of Moskitia

United States and its dependencies

For movements outside North America, See List of active separatist movements in Oceania.

States

Alaska

North Dakota)

The South

Texas

Vermont

British Columbia)

Territories

Puerto Rico

French Overseas Departments

Martinique

  • Ethnic group: Martinican
    • Purposed autonomous area or state: Martinique
    • Political party: Martinican Independence Movement

British overseas territories

For movements in the United Kingdom and its other dependencies in Europe, see the List of active separatist movements in Europe.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Curiouser and Curiouser". CBS News. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  2. ^ Vt. Independence Party to meet in Montpelier, WCAX-TV News, September 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Vermont Independence Party convention, Seven Days newspaper, September 2012.
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