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Choose Two Events in the Last 100 Years Which Are Particularly Important in Shaping the Views of Today's A) Loyalists / Unionists / Protestants and B) Republicans / Nationalists / Catholics.

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09/04/2003 Choose Two Events in the Last 100 Years Which Are Particularly Important in Shaping the Views of Today's A) Loyalists/Unionists/Protestants and B) Republicans/Nationalists/Catholics. Resistance to home rule 1912 - 14 Charles Parnell tried helping the Nationalist's to get 'Home Rule' 1886 but the idea was turned down. So he tried to get it again in 1893 it was turned down once more. However, in 1912 Home Rule was being considered and it seemed likely that Ireland would have it's own government governed by Dublin. In Belfast, tensions were so high over the Bill that spontaneous rioting kept breaking out between the Catholic and Protestant residents of the City. ...read more.

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Similar scenes were seen in towns and villages throughout Ulster and even among Ulster exiles in Dublin and Edinburgh. Sir Edward Carson (the leader of the nationalists) was unsure what the people meant when they said they would resist, he did not know if the people would be prepared to make great sacrifices and unless he knew there would be sacrifices the talk of it would be of no use. So he wrote to James Craig, the true leader to show his concern. Craig argued that his people only owed conditional loyalty to the State due to the National covenant signed in 1638. ...read more.

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By the summer of 1914, civil war seemed inevitable. It was only due to the fact that 'The Great War' broke out and the home rule is shelved for twelve months or until after the war is over, whichever is longer, so Britain could concentrate on the war. Loyalist's today see it totally necessary to re-establish the identity that emerged almost 100 years ago and defend the semi-detached from the United Kingdom province. They see the 28th of September as a time to unite, the nearest comparison would be the 4th July American Independence day yet the Irish's business is not yet complete. ...read more.

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