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Hashim Thaci Joe Biden Fatmir Sejdiu with Declaration of Independence of Kosovo
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Hashim Thaçi with Declaration of Independence of Kosovo

Secession usually means when part of one country breaks away, or leaves that country to start a new country. During the American Civil War, eleven southern states declared their secession (independence) from the United States.

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