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Scotland unveils blueprint for independence and its own defense force


An independent Scotland would keep Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch but create its own defence force, nationalist leader Alex Salmond said Tuesday as he unveiled detailed proposals ahead of next year’s historic referendum.

Launching his regional government’s long-awaited “white paper” on independence, Salmond said he could build a “wealthier and fairer nation” if Scots vote next September to end the 300-year-old union with London....


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