This is intended to be an impartial recap of the 2014 Referendum in Scotland in which voters decided whether or not they would become an independent country, or stay part of the United Kingdom. In each case you will simply need to fill in the gap or follow the direct instruction.
Welcome to my recap of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, where you will be guided through some of the geographical, historical and political aspects that surrounded it. Press 'Next' to continue.
The aim here is simply to fill in the gaps with one of the options below as we go through. Where there are two gaps, select the options that fill them in order. Press 'Okay!' to start.
Let's start off with a short geography pop quiz. The UK's current population is roughly 63.7 million, which in terms of other world countries is closest to the population of _____, just across the Channel.
The UK has an area of roughly 243,000 km2, which is closest to the country of _____, where Idi Amin used to spend a lot of time.
Scotland itself has a population of approximately 5.3 million, putting it closest to the country of _____, noted for the position it holds in the middle of its continent.
Scotland's area is about 78,000 km2, which is very similar to the central European country of _____.
The population of the rest of UK without Scotland totals to roughly 58.4 million, which is closest to that of _____, sharing the Bay of Bengal with India.
You know the drill by now. The former Dutch colony of _____ is closest to the rest of the UK's area of 165,000 km2.
Now we'll have a look at the history and the causes of the referendum. Starting off, a major portion of Scotland's history involves many wars of independence against the _____.
When Queen Elizabeth I of England died in _____, the English crown passed to the then King of Scotland, (next question), uniting the two monarchies.
When Queen Elizabeth I of England died in 1603, the English crown passed to the then King of Scotland, _____, uniting the two monarchies.
From 1649, Scotland, England and Ireland were briefly ruled together by _____'s republican government, with the monarchy re-established in 1660 shortly after his death.
In _____, separate bills passed by the parliaments of Scotland and England took effect, uniting the two countries into the (next question).
In 1707, separate bills passed by the parliaments of Scotland and England took effect, uniting the two countries into the ______.
These bills are commonly referred to as the _____ and resulted in a single Parliament of Great Britain, based at (next question).
These bills are commonly referred to as the Acts of Union and resulted in a single Parliament of Great Britain, based at _____.
Skipping forward a couple of hundred years, the _____ Party was formed in 1934, with the core principle of creating an independent Scotland.
After a slow start, the SNP won many seats in Westminster during the _____, whilst garnering significant support for Scottish Independence.
In 1979, under the Labour UK prime minister ____, the Scottish people narrowly voted in favour of a new devolved parliament.
However this would only happen following another referendum in 1997, due to a manifesto commitment by the new Labour government headed by _____.
The _____ Party held the most seats from the parliament's establishment in 1999 until 2007, when the SNP headed by (next question) were able to form a minority government.
The Labour Party held the most seats from the parliament's establishment in 1999 until 2007, when the SNP headed by _____ were able to form a minority government.
In a remarkable result, four years later they were able to win an outright majority, having swept the ____, Western Isles and even many of the Labour strongholds in the Central Belt.
The UK's Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government, now headed by _____, granted the SNP's request to hold a referendum, setting the date as the 18th September 2014.
Now we will look at some of the main points of contention between the Yes campaign, in favour of independence, and the _____ campaign, in favour of remaining in the Union.
At the time holding only 1 of Scotland's 59 seats in the UK parliament, the Conservative Party had been very unpopular in large parts of Scotland since the leadership of _____.
The Yes campaign pointed out that with independence, Scotland will always get the government it votes for, which could well result in a total end to any ____-led governments there.
The vast majority of the UK's oil reserves in the _____ Sea lie in Scottish waters, which any independent Scottish government would resume control over.
The Yes campaign suggested that if Scotland had always maintained control of the UK's share, Scotland would have been as prosperous as the country of _____ now is, which has a similarly sized share to the UK.
As such, the Yes campaign claimed that Scotland contributes a greater proportion of funds to the _____ than it receives in expenditure from it.
The No campaign claimed that in fact the reverse is true, and in recent years Scotland had been _____ by its share from the treasury.
The No campaign also stated that the supply of North Sea oil is unreliable, and the much larger economy of the UK is better suited to dealing with any number of _____ in income from the oil than an independent Scotland.
The SNP wanted to continue to use the Pound Sterling in a _____ with the rest of the UK, but the No campaign stated this would not be in the UK's interests.
Therefore the government in Westminster said they would not agree to this, leading to a large degree of _____ in financial markets regarding what currency an independent Scotland would use.
With Scotland's future economic outlook largely based on the vested interests of the two campaigns, many political commentators said that undecided voters should simply base their choice on their own national identity, i.e. whether you would identify yourself more as ____.
After two years of campaigning, the referendum finally took place on September 18th 2014, with approximately _____ of the electorate casting their vote.
In the end, Scotland elected to stay part of the United Kingdom, with the No campaign receiving approximately _____ of the votes and the Yes campaign receiving (next question).
In the end, Scotland elected to stay part of the United Kingdom, with the No campaign receiving approximately 55% of the votes and the Yes campaign receiving _____.
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