There have been numerous occasions where being the "dominion" state of another nation isn't enough, and the establishment of a separate independent state is more important than to be the misfit cousin of the more economically developed nation. Take the establishment of the Irish Free State as a result of the determination of Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins to overthrow imperialist British rule in Ireland. As someone who (rather unfortunately) resides from Britain, I am vehemently opposed to the idea of not allowing a country to break free from an imaginary empire which- at the time- was falling apart, as a result of the First World War. The British Empire gained strength through colonialism of poorer, periphery nations, which isn't exactly "jolly" by any stretch of the imagination. I find the practice of invasion and imperialism rather tedious, and is nothing more than flag waving nationalist nonsense.
Other examples of the establishment of the struggle to gain a free state- one which has yet to be solved on a satisfactory level- would be the conflict involving the illegitimate offspring to Western powers, Israel, and the Palestinians (Arabs who used to live in the area but are now oppressed and forced to live in Gaza and the West Bank). It is really no wonder that such measures have been taken to gain control of Palestine again, which includes terrorism. This isn't to congratulate the use of terrorism, but when you are living in an area of deprivation, where you cannot run for government because you are an Arab, then you can bet that one's empathy levels will rise. I refuse to name this state Israel because of the controversy surrounding its establishment. Nonetheless I should be welcoming to Israel in theory, as this involves a free independent state, but is it really? I am of the opinion that Israel is little more than a Western backed port for Americanisation over the Middle East.
Ironically, all of this applies to the very country I live in, Britain. Maybe not in terms of terrorism or the use of armed violence, but definitely the lack of opportunities the majority of the people have, myself included. There are incredibly intelligent people- a rare feat for the human race, an easily led mutation- who cannot be what they are working hard to be because of their parents qualifications and their background. There are also empty headed materials who live on spoon-fed wealth and inheritance despite never lifting a single finger in their lives. The injustice is visible every time you see the bourgeois debate in the House of Commons (an ironic name given all of them are white and lack empathy for the common man) and the House of Lords, a predominantly conservative and pro-Unionist band of "no" men. Not a single Arab, Jew, black (both Jamaican and African), Mexican, Spaniard nor one of Indian or Oriental origin. You hardly get any women inside the Houses, and given the bulk of the problem involves social inequality, this isn't doing anyone any favours. Indeed, all of the men in the Houses are heterosexual and proud of it. The only achievement that has been allowed is the gay marriage bill, but even then it was passed narrowly. The narrow victory may be a victory nonetheless, but we still have old-fashioned bigots changing policies and fiddling around with education like a child performing open heart surgery. This is similar in America, where only 14 or 15 of the 50 states recognise gay marriage as legitimate, mainly because it goes against religious beliefs, which is a clear sign of intolerance to people of sexuality.
I am a bigot too. I am bigoted to the ignorant and the wealthy. I think they need to be crushed.
The Scottish are attempting to break free from the Union (which I cannot blame, even if it seems unlikely at the moment). I imagine Wales will be lead by example and do the same. Then England will start to see itself for exactly what it is: a tiny island scared to death when their brinkmanship policies, illustrated wonderfully by numerous manipulations of the Palestinians in the early 20th Century, go pear-shaped.
You cannot blame a nation for wanting to break free, or at least a nation which wants to eliminate its class system and overthrow its mock-democratic government. Can you really blame the Bolsheviks for overthrowing the Provisional Government? Can you really blame Sinn Fein for engaging in guerrilla war with Britain? Can you really blame the Palestinians for Black September? Can you really blame the Egyptians for the Suez War? No. You can't. No rational mind can object to these methods of overthrowing because constitutional revolution cannot really be achieved.
Freedom from imperialism is the greatest justification and argument for independence. No one wants to be conquered by anyone. Armed resistance is only necessary if the outcome will be long term improvement. I believe I have found an answer to these problems:
1) A gradual escalation from youth-based Parliament to studying politics at University.
2) Becoming an MP for a local party.
3) Attempt to make this party more well known BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
4) Get voted in.
This will work. Trust me.