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  • proper noun A region of Northern Italy, centered on the valley of the river Po, that seeks independence

Etymologies

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Italian

Examples

  • At times, it advocated secession of the north, which it calls Padania, and has always been anti-immigrant and resentful of southern Italians and Rome itself, which it called "Roma ladrona" - Rome the big thief.

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  • When the Northern League was founded 20 years ago the party - then known as the Lombard League - wanted to secede from Italy and set up an independent state called Padania.

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  • What the Northern League has managed to do is build roots in smaller communities in the north, and create a community identity that didn't exist before -- of Padania, which is meant to be a name for northern Italy.

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  • Another organisation is the Northern League, a strange grouping whose members advocate everything from greater autonomy for the north of Italy to outright independence for 'Padania' see 'Salò' for a historical precedent.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Another organisation is the Northern League, a strange grouping whose members advocate everything from greater autonomy for the north of Italy to outright independence for 'Padania' see 'Salò' for a historical precedent.

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  • The Northern League, founded to win the independence of the region it calls "Padania" in the north of the country, is a coalition ally of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom but it could outperform the larger centre-right party in Sunday and Monday's elections.

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  • The Northern League, founded to win the independence of the region it calls "Padania" in the north of the country, is a coalition ally of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom but it could outperform the larger centre-right party in Sunday and Monday's elections.

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  • The Northern League, founded to win the independence of the region it calls "Padania" in the north of the country, is a coalition ally of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom but it could outperform the larger center-right party in Sunday and Monday's elections.

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  • Few national team with Legea kits are Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team, Kosovo national football team, Montenegro national football team, Padania national football team, Swaziland national football team, Zimbabwe national football team.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Posted today with two Legea templated used to the Padania national team kits.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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  • “Veneration of the river is central to the group’s murky origin myth, which centers on a vaguely Celtic-inspired separate nation called Padania.”

    The New York Times, As Italy Government Totters, a New Power Broker Rises, by Rachel Donadio, September 15, 2010

    September 16, 2010