Headline of the day – Imperial habits die hard

The front page headline in Spain’s EL MUNDO laments the expeted “loss” of Catalonia, just like Spain “lost” Cuba, Portugal, and Holland. I guess old imperial habits die hard.

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Translation:

“Spain will lose Catalonia just like it lost Cuba, Portugal, and Holland”

H/T Penúltimos Días

 

3 thoughts on “Headline of the day – Imperial habits die hard

  1. Considering how badly Spain handled its empire, it’s clear that it was never up to having one, so it should REALLY get over losing it. It’s sort of like Jimmy Carter, to this day, STILL resenting he was voted out. I mean, honestly, grow the fuck up.

    As for why losing Cuba was so traumatic for Spain, it wasn’t just losing a colony, but also losing a major cash cow whose profitability was disproportionate to its size (Cuba was called “la azucarera del mundo” for good reason).

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