Suppose that $C \rightarrow D$ is a finite morphism of projective schemes over an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0. The morphism is not birational, and $C$ and $D$ are reducible but reduced. If we take the Galois closure $C' \rightarrow C \rightarrow D$ then $C' \rightarrow C$ is a finite birational morphism of projective schemes. Is this morphism a blowup?
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$\begingroup$ If $C\to D$ is the normalisation of a cuspidal curve, what is $C'$? Don't you need some extra hypotheses for this question to make sense? $\endgroup$– Kevin BuzzardCommented Jan 20, 2017 at 18:29

$\begingroup$ Please see my response below. $\endgroup$– Jeremy BerquistCommented Jan 20, 2017 at 18:37

$\begingroup$ Experience shows that this site works best if you make your remarks and clarifications by editing the question (where everyone will see them) rather than as comments to answers. In particular, it's best to ask exactly what you want to ask in the question itself (and clarifying what extra assumptions you are and are not happy to make). $\endgroup$– Kevin BuzzardCommented Jan 20, 2017 at 19:30
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Liu, Theorem 8.1.24: Let $f: Z \to X$ be a projective birational morphism of integral schemes. Suppose $X$ is quasiprojective over an affine Noetherian scheme. Then $f$ is the blowingup morphism of $X$ along a closed subscheme.

1$\begingroup$ In response to the answer given above, what if the varieties are reducible? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 20, 2017 at 18:34

$\begingroup$ I would check Hartshorne too. There is some result along the lines of 'any projective morphism is the blow up of some coherent sheaf of ideals'. I don't remember the conditions on the schemes thought. $\endgroup$– mehCommented Jan 21, 2017 at 0:56

$\begingroup$ This was meant as an answer to your second question: "If we take the Galois closure $C' \to C \to D$ then $C' \to C$ is a finite birational morphism of projective schemes. Is this morphism a blowup?" $\endgroup$– user19475Commented Jan 21, 2017 at 8:22