Italy’s Mason-Dixon Line: Euro Crisis Fuels South Tyrolean Separatist Dreams – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

Scary. So, if Italy leaves the Euro, does Italy fragment into Northern and Southern Italy?

What is happening in Italy’s northernmost and wealthiest province mirrors the larger euro crisis: The rich north doesn’t want to pay for the poor south. In the 1950s and 60s, this attitude was reflected in the “Away from Rome” movement, which, until recently, was considered just as outmoded as the prejudices of Northern Europeans against Southern Europeans that have now been brought to the surface by the crisis.

via Italy’s Mason-Dixon Line: Euro Crisis Fuels South Tyrolean Separatist Dreams – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International.

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