There have been pro Welsh independence protests in a few welsh cities every weekend for the last month or more. It isn't really making the national news in a big way (some recent coverage), which plays directly into the hands of the independents as they claim they are being ignored&sidelined by Westminster. In reality its not making the news due to us being in the middle of the most turbulent political times in UK history since the civil war and all politicians and journalists are operating on panic stations, at any other time it would have been big news.It’s certainly in line with the UK’s relationship with the EU, which has recently caused as much turmoil. The Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish have some autonomy through Scotland continues a debate about pulling further away and Brexit may well spur that on.
I think you're making sweeping generalizations.With America being so young, they still have ideals that just about every European country has dropped. The constitution is so fresh to you (general you), that it would be abhorrent to many to throw them away now.
Only by their own conscious, willful, choice.Presumably then you feel no one is obliged to you?