In 1991, when the Soviet Union fell, so did the idea of a united Russia, creating Smaller Independent states including, Siberia, Karelia, Crimea, Tannu Tuva, Circassia, Dagestan, and Chechnya. This caused more separatists to realize their dreams and attempt to secede.
On February 15th, 1992, Catalan, Scottish, Basque, Breton, Bavarian, and Venetian separatists all marched on their territories capitals to attempt to get independence. The Scottish and Venetian separatists were granted a referendum on March 30th and May 12th respectively. The Bavarian and Breton separatists were granted greater autonomy in their nations. The Catalan and Basque separatists were suppressed by the Spanish government, further fueling the independence movements. The Scottish referendum said yes with 60% in favor, the Venetian referendum also said yes, with a greater majority of 77% of the population in favor of independence.
On June 28th, 1992, the independence movements of Texas, Quebec, Alaska, California, Cascadia, Hawaii, New England, Florida, Baja California, Yucatan, and Puerto Rico held a meeting to discuss their independence, forming the North American Independence Movements (NAIM). Canada, out of fear of falling, Granted independence to Quebec and Cascadia in British Columbia. Pressure from the Cascadian government (With backing from Russia) for Washington State and Oregon forced the United States to give up the states.