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Why Were British Troops Sent To Northern Ireland In August 1969?

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Question 3 Why Were British Troops Sent To Northern Ireland In August 1969? British Troops were sent to Northern Ireland in August 1969 in order to stop the violence between Catholics, Nationalist, Republican, Protestant, Loyalist and Unionists. The tensions in Northern Ireland were escalating as the riots broke out between Catholics and protestant. Although the violence was already existed, it was not at the brink of turning into a civil war till the civil war act of 1968, which set up to gain equal right for Northern Ireland. The civil right act was mainly for Catholics as they faced a vast majority of the discrimination, although some Protestants who faced disadvantages supported it. The civil right movement used marches to protest this discrimination and a lot of them used to end in violence. Many Catholics faced numerous disadvantages such as social, economical, political and legal disadvantages. These entire disadvantages one may say triggered the brink of turning to civil war. It was not just the civil right movements who were against discrimination so too were the Mps. ...read more.


The marchers were band from entering the Londonderry. They tried to reach the centre passing through Craig Avon bridge where they me with the RUC Constables and Barricades. The RTE illustrated the RUC officer as villains and showed them beating up the marchers, where as the television news new in northern Ireland showed the RUC officer just trying to break up the marchers using water cannon and not much else. Question 3 This shows the division between Nationalists and Unionists and that not everyone got the full picture of what happens. Subsequently the Londonderry violence there was more violence and more civil rights demonstrations. This led to marches and more violence. Terrence O'Neil established numerous alterations to facilitate and diminish the violence. He tried to make Catholics and Protestants have equal opportunity. One of the alterations he made were that Londonderry conglomerate should be suspended and replaced as they were elected through gerrymandering. Anther modification was houses would be given to those who need it the most rather than be a priority for Protestants. ...read more.


O'Neil was forced to retire on the 28th April 1969 due to the anxiety and brutality had went out of control. Terrance O'Neil was the Northern Ireland prime Minster in 1969. He thought they should have equal right such as same job opportunity. He found it difficult to make the changes, which would end discrimination because protestant did not want them to enjoy the same rights. The civil right movement that demanded that O'Neill should carry out the reforms he had promised. The method that were used to make this demands made. The movement w as mainly made up of Catholics because they were being discriminated. There was a violent reaction because working class protestant were angry at the demand of the civil rights. Terence O'Neil was the protestant prime minister of northern who was wanted to improve conditions of Catholics in all areas where they were facing discrimination. The most imperative motive why British troops were sent to Northern Ireland was to impede the unremitting violence in Northern Ireland. The troops were also sent for the reason that the government of Northern Ireland could not reach a concurrence to ensemble both Protestants and Catholics even though O'Neil tried by introducing reforms. Ibrahim Ibrahim ...read more.

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