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Millions of Scots go to the polls on September 18 to decide whether their country should stay in the United Kingdom or become independent. Unpack the complicated issues leading up to the referendum vote with our collected coverage.

Millions of Scots go to the polls on September 18 to decide whether their country should stay in the United Kingdom or become independent. Unpack the complicated issues leading up to the referendum vote with our collected coverage.
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Millions of Scots go to the polls on September 18 to decide whether their country should stay in the United Kingdom or become independent. Unpack the complicated issues leading up to the referendum vote with our collected coverage.

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Voters in Scotland Reject Independence

9/18/2014
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Scottish voters rejected the independence referendum 55 percent to 45 percent. The decision prevents a rupture of a 307-year union with England, and it brings huge relief to British politicians. (Morning Edition, NPR, 9/19/2014)

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If Scotland Uotes 'Yes,' the UK's Nuclear Force Could Be in Trouble

9/17/2014
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Some Scots argue that independence from the UK could have many unintended consequences. One would be this: Britain's entire nuclear arsenal is based there and would no longer be welcome. (The World, PRI, 9/17/2014)

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Scotland Independence Vote Too Close to Call

9/17/2014
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Polls will soon open in Scotland in a referendum which could change the course of history. Around 4 million Scots are eligible to take part in the poll, in which they will be asked to say yes or no to the question: should Scotland be an independent country? The polls say the race is too close to call, and there's a real sense that every single vote counts. (The World Today, ABC, 9/18/2014)

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London Pledges New Powers if Scotland Votes No

9/15/2014
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The leaders of the three main parties at Westminster have signed a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland, if Scots reject independence. (Checkpoint, RNZ, 9/16/2014)

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If Scotland Ever Leaves U.K., What Stays Behind?

9/10/2014
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Robert Siegel talks with Andrew Tickell, author of the blog "Lallands Peat Worrier" and law lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. He's a supporter of Scottish independence and talks about how it might affect currency, armed forces, treaty obligations, regulations and law. (All Things Considered, NPR, 9/8/2014)

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PM David Cameron's 'No' Campaign: 'No Going Back'

9/9/2014
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British PM David Cameron and the leaders of Britain's other main parties are in Scotland today to campaign for a NO vote in Scottish Referendum. Actor-and Yes Campaigner Brian Cox has described their intervention as "too late " (News at One, RTE, 9/10/2014)

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YouGov Poll: 'Yes' Campaign Ahead

9/7/2014
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In 11 days, Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom and, for the first time, a major poll has the Yes campaign ahead. The YouGov poll found 51 per cent of Scots who have made up their minds will vote for independence. Europe correspondent Barbara Miller reports. (AM, ABC, 9/8/2014)

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Scotland's Teens Get Their Say in Vote

9/6/2014
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But right now, many teenagers in Scotland have something much bigger on their minds. On September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom — and these teenagers are allowed to vote. (The World, PRI, 9/5/2014)

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Alex Salmond: The Future Of Scotland (February 2012)

9/4/2014
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In this February 2012 lecture, Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, sets out his vision for Scotland's future. (Public Lectures and Events, LSE, 2/15/2012)

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Scottish Expats Can't Vote in Referendum

9/2/2014
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September 2 was the deadline for those living in Scotland to register to vote in the country’s independence referendum. On September 18, more than 4 million people in Scotland will decide whether to stay in the United Kingdom, along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, or split. (The World, PRI, 9/2/2014)

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What's at Stake Ahead of Scotland’s Historic Independence Vote

9/2/2014
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Scottish political commentator and broadcaster Greg Russell weighs in on how the referendum is playing out in his homeland, and why he's considering a vote for independence. (The Takeaway, WNYC, 8/18/2014)

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Recent Poll Findings Say 'Yes'

9/2/2014
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Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University has been examining recent poll findings. (News at One, RTE, 8/18/2014)

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Scottish Independence: The Case for 'Yes'

9/2/2014
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At this sensitive time in the debate, one of Scotland's leading historians has decided to change his vote from 'no' to 'yes'. (RN Breakfast, Radio National, 8/18/2014)

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An Independent Scotland Could Falter Economically

9/2/2014
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As Scottish voters prepare for a referendum vote on Scottish independence, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about whether Scotland would stay in the European Union. (Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, 4/27/2014)

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