Brexit to take effect on 31 JAN 2020
Three and a half years ago the British People voted in a referendum to leave the organization known as the European Union. The reasons that led to that binding poll included 1) corrupt over-production of Euros by some member States of the EU; 2) flood into the Euro-zone of "Syrian refugees" (who were not from Syria), all of whom seemed intent upon gaining sanctuary in the UK (with their passage north through the Euro-zone facilitated by EU States); 3) the growing distaste in the UK for Laws enacted by the European Parliament which were contrary to established British Laws (even judged superior to 1000 years of English Common Law.) These EU laws appeared arbitrary and spiteful to the British people; 4) the UK was deemed a "financial power" within the EU and was obligated by Acts of the European Parliament to contribute an ever larger share of the management cost of the European Union.
Along the way to Brexit, there were three changes of National Leader in the UK (with one leader, Theresa May, intent on overturning the will of the People and negating the results of the Brexit vote. She was replaced through UK parliamentary procedure by Boris Johnson, who promised to abide by the original Brexit vote.) Late in 2019 Boris Johnson was forced to call an early National Election, which was effectively a Second Referendum on Brexit. The British voters returned the Boris Johnson Government to power with an increased majority, fully displaying support for the Exit of Great Britain from the European Union... and that Exit (known as Brexit) takes place at the end of January.
Many Civil War researchers and Historians ask: "Could the Southern States have enacted a bloodless Secession?"
The example of Brexit demonstrates that such a secession is possible (was possible), but consider:
the TIME required to make the exit effective (3 1/2 years) required extraordinary patience;
the UK did not threaten violence if their attempt to secede from the EU failed;
the European Union has no United Army of Europe. Member States have their own defense forces (at the present time; there is an intention by the EU to establish a United Army of Europe, likely based on the NATO model.)
Without a United Army of Europe, the EU could not "coerce" the UK to remain within the organization;
Nations across the globe (USA, Canada, India, Australia) look forward to the opportunities presented by a "seceded" Britain, particularly new trade deals.
SDG members have "lived through" a bloodless secession.
Was it possible for the Secession attempted in 1860/ 61 to have been accomplished without resorting to War?
Reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQKotbNVTyE "England waves GOODBYE to European Union"