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How important were the following two events;The Easter Rising 1916 and The deployment of British troops in Northern Ireland in 1969, in shaping the views of Loyalist/Unionist/Protestants.
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Coursework Assignment 2 - How important were the following two events;
The Easter Rising 1916 and The deployment of British troops in Northern Ireland in 1969, in shaping the views of Loyalist/Unionist/Protestants and Republican/Nationalist/Catholics both at the time and in the present day?
The Easter rising spanned from Monday 24th April until Saturday 29th April 1916. It began when the Irish Republican Brotherhood and members of the citizen army gathered and took control of a variety of areas of central Dublin. The 1200 volunteers' reasons for this and possible justification for the attacks had occurred over the previous few years. After many attempts in parliament, the Home Rule bill successfully passed, as the liberal government requires the Irish Nationalists' votes. Their votes were exchanged for the passing of this bill, with the influence of newly elected Nationalist leader John Redmond. The unionists, resisting the new bill, were angry towards the new government, with Sir Edward Carson's Ulster Unionists threatening violence against the Home Rule bill and wanting to form their own Government in Ulster. The unionists believed that the bill threatened their freedom and way of life. Despite this, the British Prime Minister and Nationalist leaders did not consider
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