Repubblica Veneta

89% of Venetians want to secede from Italy. This report says the vote is "unofficial", presumably meaning that the clear will of the residents will be ignored in that democracy, but there it is: a modern case of secession, to set alongside that of Crimea.
While agreeing that small governments are preferable to big ones (because it's easier to walk away from them) I'm not a fan of secession as a "solution." Seems to me little more than a deck chair rearrangement. What's needed is outright abolition, a total dissolution of government as an utterly false and lethal idea.