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As Scotland decided whether or not it would sever its 307-year-old union with England, VICE News was in Glasgow, the country’s biggest city. We went to see the celebrations of the vocal Yes voters, as well as the heartbreak that struck when the overall vote left the country without its independence. Glasgow is home to some of the country’s most impoverished and deprived areas — suburbs like Easterhouse, where a male’s life expectancy is only 53 years old. We spent time among the urban decay, to hear the views of Scotland at its most desperate, during a time when politics both polarized and celebrated Scottish pride.
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