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"Brexit" Decision Highlights Britain's National Identity Crisis

"Brexit" Decision Highlights Britain's National Identity Crisis

June 28, 2016

In a rare referendum held Thursday, Britain voted to leave the European Union. Shortened to “Brexit” as a signifier for “British exit,” the decision rested on a thin margin, with 17.4 million “leave” votes narrowly outpacing 16.1 million “remain” votes.

Britain’s decision to leave the EU is the beginning of a two-year-long negotiation process wherein the nation will determine the terms of its split from the 28-member union, which aids trade, immigration, and regional development for its member countries.

While the long-term effects of the split remain speculation as...

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