Scotland, for a few years now, wanted independence from the United Kingdom but failed. Until this year, on September 18, 2014, Scotland will hold an election on whether or not Scotland will be free from British Control. Scotland want out of British Control in the 20th Century, even before that. Or if your a movie buff, this is how you know Scottish Independence, through Mel Gibson playing William Wallace in the movie 'Braveheart'.
So Scottish Independence is so the talk to topic of the week, besides the ISIS crisis, because this is the latest soon to be country to be free from Britain's control, the last time a Country broke free from British Power was New Zealand in 1986 by their Constitution. There are Pros and Cons with Scottish Independence...
Pro: Scottish Independence
Total Control of themselves, as a free nation away from a Monarchy Government. So I'm guessing they wanted Scotland to be a Democracy. Also they wanted freedom from a Conservative government run by David Cameron.
Scotland will have total control of their Oil Reserve, which will sustain their newly formed economy.
Con: Scottish Independence
If Scotland becomes Independent, the United Kingdom, for 200 years, had to change the famous Union Jack, giving it a Makeover once Scotland leaves. The Union Jack that we know from clothes, banners, decorations, etc. came from the mixture of the flag of England, the flag of Scotland, and the Flag of Northern Ireland. Which the flag of Northern Ireland looks similar to the Flag of Alabama. But that's not the point. If Scotland leaves on September 18, Union Jack goes bye bye. Well, at least they got Wales.
Flag design isn't the only problem, also Britain's Nuclear Weapons, which are located in Scotland. If Scotland leaves the UK, they need to move their location of Nuclear Weapons to another location.
Scotland already picked their national animal and flower if they become a country, a Unicorn and a Thistle. A Unicorn...really? It's like Scotland just became a Brony Country. And a Thistle? Thistle are pointy, sharp knifed Flower that looks like a plant mixed with a needle and a Shuriken.
Even celebrities are taking charge with the Scottish Referendum. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, says No on Scotland leaving. Scottish Actor Sean Connery says Aye on the Independence movement, Simon Cowell says No. Patrick Stewart says No. Brian Cox says Aye. Gerald Butler says Aye. Even the 10th Doctor himself David Tennant said No on the Referendum. But what about other Scots like Former Doctor Who Companion Karen Gillan, Talk Show Host Craig Ferguson, and the 12th and Current Doctor Peter Capaldi?
So it looks like we have to wait for September 18 for the result for whether or not, Scotland will have the freedom that Mel Gibson's character once said in the movie. If William Wallace was alive and sees Scotland as a Independent Country, he would be proud.