Scotland got political independence from England in 1997, after trying in 1976-77, and after 300-700 years +. Scots built a new parliament building at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, near the Palace of Holyroodhouse, as one practical outcome, where Scots make their own decisions as a nation state.
Here are members of the Scottish Parliament singing Robbie Burns' "Auld Lang Syne" together, holding hands:
I hope World University & School will continue to develop toward independence, in a similar way. Here are two, related WUaS subjects - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Scots and http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Scottish_Gaelic.
World University & School is curiously an enormous university vision (the biggest?), in ALL 3000-8000 languages and around 200 countries, as wiki, with free Bachelors, Ph.D.s, Law and M.D. degrees, - and with the smallest financial resources perhaps of any university in existence.
WUaS's resolution for 2012 is to develop significantly its financial operations.
Scottish independence article, in Wikipedia: