On September 18, more than four million Scots will be asked to make an important decision: to become an independent state or remain a part of the United Kingdom.

The ‘Yes’ partisans believe an independent Scotland can enter a new era of prosperity thanks to its oil and natural gas resources. An independent Scotland will also be crucial for a number of matters that concern the European Union.

Catalonia, the autonomous community of Spain, will also hold a similar referendum later this year u...

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