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Which of these events has had the biggest impact on the history of the conflicts in Ireland? The Easter Rising in 1916 was a key event in the history of Ireland. The Easter rising was an uprising by the Nationalist Rebels, there aim was to make Ireland independent from the UK. They tried to achieve this by making a violent stand against the British army, yet they expected the Irish public to rise up and help them. The Easter Rising was led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly. It has a great effect on how Ireland is now today. ...read more.


The British has been so keen to break up the rebel group that they had imprisoned over 3000 people, when only 1600 had took an active part. This was one of the biggest immediate impacts on Ireland as the people willingly choose to go against the British. This had a big impact on how the people decided to vote in parliament. This led to most people voting for Irish independence. In 1918 the revolutionary nationalist party Sinn Fein won the general election. Most MPs refused to go to London and wanted to set up their own parliament, a new parliament was set up in the North but not all counties were included. ...read more.


This led to the partition and most people wanted peace, and didn't want the constant fighting between the two sides. The partition of treaty was set up in 1921 by Lloyd George, originally proposed in 1920 it was finally agreed in 1921. Six of Ulster's nine counties became a self governing Northern Ireland with its own Parliament in Belfast. In total there were twenty six counties which were self governing. There were many debates over the Irish border and where it should be. There was many long term effects, of the partition treaty. There is still discrimination between Catholics and Protestants, mainly being that Catholics were made to feel like second class citizens. ...read more.

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