Or rather, not so new. The War of Independence was of course a Separatist movement -- of the Spanish colonies from Spain -- which is what the Sulaco defense will become as well. Note that the province's flags were outlawed under the "Unionist" Guzman Bento, who represented the opposite, State-building force. This paragraph, with references to Cortes, Independence, Federalism, and Guzman Bento, contains the complete cycle of conquest to separation to conquest, which is about to continue through another turn.