Analysis: A 'yes' vote in Scotland will bring immediate strategic consequences
Yes or No? Scottish voters will put their money where their mouths are today and tomorrow about whether independence from the 300-year old UK is desired.
If the answer is yes, the UK will lose about a third of its territory and 8% of its citizens.
This is the same equivalent area as Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki and Manawatu breaking away from the rest of New Zealand.