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Choose two events from the last 100 years, which are particularly important in shaping the views of today's Protestants and Catholics.

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GCSE Northern Ireland 1965-85

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Question 2 History Coursework Lorna Hullah

Choose two events from the last 100 years, which are particularly important in shaping the views of today's Protestants and Catholics.

Many events in the last 100 years have played a role in shaping the views of Irish citizens whether they are Protestant, Catholic or of no apparent religion. The never-ending argument in Ireland has been going on for so long that people can no longer remember the primary causes of this quarrel. Ireland has been developed over a number of years into a stereotyped country, which has been unfairly, artificially divided.

The two events that I have chosen to discuss in further detail are Bloody Sunday and the Easter Rising. I feel that these two events have played major roles in shaping the views of today's Protestants and Catholics. I will be using Bloody Sunday to portray the views of the Catholics and the Easter Rising to put forward a Protestant view.

I will begin this assignment by discussing the Easter Rising. This event took place

On, the 24th April 1916, at the time, the British were participating in the war

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