– German independence shock bid: One-third of Bavarians want to quit Angela Merkel’s Germany:
ONE in every three Bavarians wants to quit Germany and become an independent state, according to a new poll.
The shock YouGov poll has revealed a huge amount of support for a Bavarian break-away, with support also at 20 per cent or above in five other states.In Bavaria 32 per cent of respondents answered yes to the question: “Do you agree with the following statement: my state should be independent of Germany.”
Bild newspaper, who requested the poll, said they found the results “frightening”. (Why? Because there are some Germans left who are actually using their brains??? – I.U.)
They said: “So far the idea of becoming independent from Germany was mostly known from Bavaria.”A frightening number of citizens want their state to turn their back to Germany.”
Bavaria is home to Munich, Germany’s third-largest city, and boasts a total land mass of 27,239 square miles.
It is also home to some 12,843,500 people – more than 15 per cent of the country’s total population.
But while the state is home to the highest number of separatists, support is still high in several other states.Saarland, Thuringia, Saxony, Meck Pom and Saxony-Anhalt all saw at least one-in-five respondents come out in favour of leaving Germany.
Seven other states saw separatists number around one-in-ten of the population.Just two of Germany’s 16 states saw less than 10 per cent of their population support separatism, Schleswig-Holstein and Rhineland-Palatinate.
The poll took place in the aftermath of a request for an independent referendum by the ‘Freedom for Bavaria’ party.
Bavarian nationalism has been popular since the incorporation of the state into Germany in 1871.
Various attempts at independence have taken part in the years since, with the Bavaria Party continuing the campaign in recent years.