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Everything you need to know about Scotland's decision on leaving the UK, in 6 minutes (VIDEO)

Scotland's independence debate is remarkably civil, for now. Will that last through referendum day?

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Will things be this civil on referendum day? (Greg Brosnan/GlobalPost)

BANNOCKBURN, Scotland — The year is 1314 and the English army hopes to finally bring these restive brigands in the north under control.

It does not go well for the English.

The Scottish fought off the English army in what became known as the Battle of Bannockburn, which helped secure Scotland’s status as a separate nation within the United Kingdom.

700 years later, Scotland may soon take another historic step, voting to further cut ties with the UK and declare itself an independent country. The question on the September 18th referendum is simple: Independence, yes or no?

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140804/scotland-independence-debate-remarkably-civil-video