A sizeable minority of Catalans has wanted independence from Spain for a long time, but during the economic crisis, the momentum for secession has grown. On November 9, 2014, the government of Catalonia plans to hold a non-binding consultation of the public on whether or not to leave Spain and become an independent state. The Spanish national government strongly opposes the consultation.

The push for Catalan independence is the most significant story for Spain in 2014, with major implications for the country’s economic recovery and foreign policy as well as for the cohesion and stability of the European Union and the Eurozone. As David Gardner has written in the Financial Times (paywalled), “A full­blown constitutional crisis, in which the survival of the Spanish nation­state within its present boundaries is at stake, will now collide head on with the eurozone and fiscal crises.”

In correspondence via email with Venture Spain, Edward Hugh, an economist based in Barcelona and the author of Is the Euro Crisis Really Over?, said that the consultation “is much more important than most people are contemplating, whichever way it goes.” He also pointed out that “the issue behind the vote is now no longer simply ‘a right to decide,’ but rather a clear expression of support for independence… and so [Spanish Prime Minister] Rajoy’s policy of ignoring it, if this finally prevails, may well boomerang.”

Unfortunately, despite the importance of the issue, the coverage in the English language press is often one-sided or confusing – muddled might be a better word – especially for outside observers just tuning in to the issue.

To clarify what’s happening in Catalonia, Venture Spain presents – and answers – five questions on Catalonia’s independence consultation:

Video Games

Why Do People Play Online Games

Individuals paying cash simply to play on the internet video games on per hour basis reveal the pull as well as appeal of the on the internet video games.

Here is an effort to comprehend why on the internet video games are so preferred nowadays?player

There was a time when computer games were for the so-called nerds or geeks who were primarily singular beings. With the surge in appeal of the Web and also with broadband gain access to ending up being progressively cost effective, the high quality of totally free online games being provided has raised substantially. Playing video games online is no longer a singular activity. Studies reveal that it is a social experience that a growing number of characters and out-going people are becoming part of.

Free gaming sites have become the places for gamers to satisfy as well as have social communications. Popular regulars at gaming sites are a typical sensation that most of us recognize. These gaming sites typically offer video games that vary from a quick, informal game during your coffee break to engaging multi-player video games.

Why do people play on the internet video games?

  • Firstly, the appeal of privacy. After all you can develop a character for yourself as well as could be what ever before you intend to be. This is an extremely effective factor for people to hang out at these social websites.
  • The games are coming to be progressively easy to arrangement. The majority of the moments you just don’t need a native installment on your COMPUTER. A web internet browser is all you should play a multiplayer video game. This has removed the os associated hurdles that one would or else have actually come across. These games are mostly free and on top of that you do not need to mount anything to allow you to play these games. You just came across game, possibly from a close friend or with an email or a newsletter. You just go to the pc gaming web site and also you prepare to play. No arrangement related problems at all. This most definitely is a huge factor to the success and popularity of on-line games.
  • Online video games are preferred due to the fact that they provide people that are bored having fun with their computer a possibility to communicate with real challengers. As a gamer you can talk with various other players, you can sign up with hands a couple of players and also plan versus the others, simply the means you perform in real life, however with the advantage of anonymity.

I am sure there are more reasons. This by itself can be a topic of study for social researchers. Web is changing the means we live. It is changing the means we play for sure.