Linguistically and culturally unique, the autonomous community of Spain known as Catalonia has never been fully incorporated into the Spanish crown. After an initial referendum in 2014 that indicated 92 percent of voters in favor of its statehood, the Catalan government has slowly been preparing for succession. However, it's not all that easy. It is nearly July 2017, and Spain's courts have declared the October referendum illegal. As tension builds and agitation sits at an all-time high, the quest for self-determination is looking like a greater reality, albeit a difficult one. Representing the Executive Council of Catalonia, delegates will navigate the complications of independence in the modern day. Though there is hope for a diplomatic process, is conflict inevitable?