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Coursework questions-Northern Ireland Q1 Ireland is a country that has been through many struggles in their history, one of the most noticed changes in Ireland was the creation of Northern Ireland. This made Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland is the part that stayed part of the UK. This upset many people in the Republic, as they wanted a united Ireland still separate from the UK, which has caused many disagreements and violence. The disputes are from 4 different groups, the Republicans and Nationalists, and the Loyalists and Unionists. There are different beliefs between the Nationalists/Republicans and the Unionists/Loyalists, and in many different factors, such as their religious beliefs, political beliefs, and what they believe is right and wrong, example, Nationalists/Republicans want a united Ireland, whereas Unionists/Loyalists wish to be part of the UK. ...read more.


Overall Protestants have a very dull way of belief with hardly a lot of decorations in their churches, and their main religious leader is the Arch Bishop. Some Catholics are slightly anti-protestant, most likely, as it was England that brought Protestants to Ireland. Catholics are much more decorative with their churches, and their main religious leader is the Pope. So there you can see the 2 different religions of Republicans/Nationalists and Loyalists/Unionists, and each religion aren't that keen on each other, so this gives some idea of why there is some fighting. Another difference is the cultural differences between Republicans/Nationalists and Loyalists/Unionists. The Loyalists/Unionists have a few differences in culture to the Republicans/Nationalists, for example, they prefer football, and their main music taste is Pipe music, and their main group is the Orange Order. ...read more.


wishes to remain part of Britain. There are also paramilitary beliefs, which are different between each side. The Republicans well known group is the IRA (Irish Republican Army), which were very violent and caused the death of many Protestants. A better-known Unionist/Loyalist party is the UFF (Ulster Freedom Fighters), which were at constant war with the IRA, until a ceasefire was made, but even still there is some fighting. The IRA fought for a United Ireland, whereas the UFF fought for an Ireland united with Britain. Parties such as UDA and UVF have differences, even though they are both of the same group. For example, the UDA are now more peaceful, whereas parties such as the UVF may still have some links with violence, as they are a very extremist party. This kind of difference can be seen with Republican parties too, such as the IRA and the real IRA. Matthew Clarkson 11DW ...read more.

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