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As far as Belgium goes, the French part could go to France, the Dutch part to the Netherlands and the few German town to Germany.

A Belgian acquaintance of mine told me once that the Flemish and the Walloons would have split a long time ago if it were not for the problem of dividing Brussels.
As far as the UK and Spain go, I think it's largely about them treating their minorities better.

In case of the UK, it seems that the Scots are actually in a more privileged position than the English.
In case of Spain there is an additional (and possibly crucial) issue of Catalan and Basque regions being more economically developed than the rest of Spain. In case of their independence the Spanish government would lose a lot of money in taxes.
Germany works quite well without any of the Finnish speaking people wanting to secede.

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It seems like my memory got it wrong and it was Danish and not Finnish. The main point is that the non-German speaking minorites in Germany got special political rights under the postwar constitution.

The SSW which is the party for the Danish and Frisian minority in Schleswig-Holstein for example doesn't need to reach 5% to get into parliaments like other German parties.

That leads to a state where nobody really cares about those languages and we now have headlines like http://www.euractiv.com/culture/report-germanys-minority-languag-news-220235. That's in contrast to Great Briton, Spain and France having problems with terror attacks of minorities in the second half of the 20st century.
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In case of the UK, it seems that the Scots are actually in a more privileged position than the English.
For some values of "privileged" that might be true. Scotland has more oil. On the other hand the UK get's ruled from London, mostly by the English.
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