Barring some new outrage in the Middle East or renewed fighting in Ukraine, the eyes of much of the world will be on Scotland on Thursday, as its citizens vote on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
Almost everyone who’s eligible to vote, including newly-enfranchised 16-year-olds, has registered to cast a ballot on a simple question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”
Those watching around the world include millions of expatriates and others who trace their roots to Scotland, descendants of people who did much of the heavy lifting to build the British Empire. Around five million Canadians are thought to have a connection to Scotland — almost as many as live in the country itself.
So what do they think of this historic vote, especially now that polls suggest the Yes side (which favours splitting) has a chance of winning?
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