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Conflict in Ireland - source related questions and answers

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History Course Work Conflict in Ireland What can you learn from Source A about the disadvantage faced by Catholics in Northern Ireland in the early 1960s? Catholics in urban and rural area in Northern Ireland, both have disadvantages. In town, most Catholics face anti- Catholic prejudice among foreman or personnel manger. But it is a hard thing to prove Catholics employment discrimination. For example: In a Belfast shipyard, they have 10,000 workers but just 400 are Catholics. About 4% are Catholics. In Fermanagh the employees on the council are about 87% Protestants. The top jobs are filled by Protestants. A popular job is bus driving, Because of the long rest and holidays. There were 75 school bus drivers, but just 7 were Catholics. The Catholic unemployed problem isn't just about numbers. It is about the fact that Catholic didn't have equality with Protestants. They could not find the jobs and living in run down poor areas. This could be a vicious circle. How useful are these sources in helping to assess the extent of discrimination against Catholics? There are 2 useful sources about his problem. In source B we read about Linfield player- manager. He says when they were scouting for new players, they will ask "What school did you go?" If the player says a school with a saint's name, suddenly the manger think this player not good enough. ...read more.

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They divide into 3 areas: South Ward, North Ward and the waterside. In the South Ward the Nationalist votes greater than Unionist Vote and the Catholic outnumber the Protestants but the Nationalist can have only 8 councilors. But in the North Ward and the Waterside the Unionist and protestant vote are greater than Nationalist and Catholics. They have 12 councilors. If we see the total votes the Nationalist is much greater than the Unionists. Why do the Unionists have 12 councilor, because they were gerrymandering. They divide Protestant and Unionists in 2 areas, and concentrate more Nationalist and Catholics in one area. They could easily control elections and get more seats. This is unfair. If they didn't divide the 3 areas the result would change. The Unionist controls the council so they can pass some laws to help them against the Catholics and Nationalists who could not trust the government. Catholic Nationalist has to force or terrorism to achieve fair treatment. So Derry became a centre of the Civil Right movement. Do sources H and I support Reverend Ian Paisley's view of the Civil Right movement given in Source G? Explain your answer by reference to all three sources. Yes, sources H and I support Reverend Ian Paisley's view of the Civil Right movement to some extent. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Protestant made sure they complete control the Ireland. In 1916 the Easter Rising the Catholics was prepared to revolutionary Protestant. When the war was going badly for British. The Catholics organized a rebellion in Dublin on Easter Monday. The rebels got little support from Catholics and angry at the damage and shootings. After a week of violence the rebels surrounded. The Unionists the Easter Rising seemed proof that Nationalists were traitors who could not be trusted. The cartoonist want the people remember the Protestant how to takeover the Ireland and they have try the revolution. The source E and F the Unionist gerrymandering election, they starting control the council and pass some useful law to against the Catholics. On the wall there have civilian, unemployed, politician, priest and terrorism. The civilian and unemployed and priest they are under the Protestant. The civilian were living in the poor and dirty place look like the source D. And the unemployed they haven't the jobs and money to improve the life, look like the source A. The politics they control the council, they haven't pass the law to help the Catholics and never trust the Catholics and Nationalists. The terrorism they use the force to find out fair. The civilian they want fair and improve the life, they will join the terrorism. The council never helps them, because the protestant control it. They continued using the force. If the good economic and decrease the Catholics unemployment, it will decrease the terrorism. Because most civilian prove the life. ...read more.

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