Follow-up Comment #2, patch #3075 (project freeciv): Heh, yeah, it's a pretty complicated issue. The ironic thing is that they have a bigger stake in keeping Belgium together than the Flemish and definitely the Walloons. (German-speaking politicians are often called on to negotiate between the Flemish and the Walloons) After all their current best-protected-minority status is a pretty good deal and it's not sure what would happen to that if Belgium were to fall apart.
There's not really an independence movement, but if Belgium were to fall apart there's a pretty good chance the German-speaking Community will become a separate country too. Being a minority within a (presumably non-federal) independent Wallonia would not really be an acceptable option, even less so if Wallonia were to join France. For understandable reasons, German irredentism is a big no-no too. In any case they do have a fairly strong regional identity, both because of their history as a distrusted minority and for wanting to enjoy the same facilities the Flemish and Walloons get. To be honest the main reason I wanted to have a German Belgian nation is because I really like their flag... _______________________________________________________ Reply to this item at: <http://gna.org/patch/?3075> _______________________________________________ Message sent via/by Gna! http://gna.org/ _______________________________________________ Freeciv-dev mailing list Freecivemail@example.com https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-dev