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Top 10 Facts about the Troubles in the North of Ireland

The most interesting and noteworthy facts about the period of conflict in the Six Counties of the North of Ireland.
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    1The North of Ireland today. Make Your Case
  • 2British support for Irish Unity forced Loyalists into a corner Make Your Case
  • 3The conflict spread across Europe. Make Your Case
  • 4There was also a proposal for a "Repartition of Ireland." Make Your Case
  • 5The British Army were enforcers of sectarian violence Make Your Case
  • 6Loyalists were mostly descendants of Scottish settlers
    Though many people often have a tendency to view the British Empire as an English only project, the truth is Scotland and England were partners in crime, and the Loyalist Community in Ulster certainly take pride in their roots.

  • 7There was a civil rights movement which peacefully demanded equal rights Make Your Case
  • 8There was once a proposal for an "independent Northern Ireland" Make Your Case
  • 9The conflict began in the late 1960s Make Your Case
  • 10It was not a religious conflict
    In fact, going back a few hundred years ago one of the main men who ignited the idea of an Irish Republic was Protestant named Wolfe Tone.
    The conflict was primarily about those wanted their country reunified and those who'd wanted to see the North of Ireland remain a part of the United Kingdom.
    Contrary to what some might assume from looking up old footage of the Reverend Ian Paisley, it was not an entirely Protestant versus Catholic divide.

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