A suggestion that globalization might indirectly lead to the disintegration of the imperial union of the United Kingdom of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland founded in 1707, is presented. Britain's unpopular involvement in the Iraq War could instigate the other nations in the union to break away and follow the principles of free trade independently, without paying allegiance to the Crown.
The concept of nationalism and its interpretation as ambiguous are addressed. The analysis of Joan Cocks opinion is highlighted and the similarity of viewpoint between Cocks and the author is understood.
What will a new Scotland look like? It's called 'Scotland's Future: Your Guide to an Independent Scotland', and was published by the Scottish government in November 2013. Shortly thereafter it arrived with a thud through our letter-box, all 649 pages of it, weighing in at one and a half kilograms. I can't add a price, since it's free to all on the Scottish electoral roll: the 'White Paper' on our future.