"La causa per què és tan fructífera aquella regió e tan temprada sí és que com l'esfera del sol dóna en paraís terrenal, que reverbera en la ciutat e regne de València, perquè li està de dret en dret; e d'ací li ve tot lo bé que té."
The historical origin of Blaverism largely derives from a certain rivalry between the cities of València and Barcelona. These kind of rivalries are something normal, to some extent. They occur very often between neighboring and rival towns or cities. For example, between Sabadell and Terrassa, between Alzira and Carcaixent, between Benimaclet and Alboraia... The problem comes when this rivalry, which is something more or less human, leads to an instrumentalization by foreign forces to create a conflict between two territories.
So, what does this mean? It means that, at a certain historical moment, this rivalry was used by the centralist forces from Madrid in order to, as we have said, create a sociological conflict between Catalonia and the Valencian Country. In this way, they make the Valencian people believe that there exists a "Catalan imperialism" that seeks to "conquer" and "annex" the Valencian Country. This theory is based on four false historical and scientific premises:
Let's debunk these four premises, which can otherwise be easily disproven: