Northern Ireland The Troubles Case Study

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Assessment One: Bibliographic Assignment Northern Ireland: The Troubles The Troubles refers to the violent thirty-year ethno-nationalist conflict that took place in Northern Ireland and spread to mainland Britain, the Republic of Ireland, and as far as mainland Europe. The violence, beginning with a civil rights march in Derry on 5 October 1968 and concluding with the Good Friday Agreement on 10 April 1998, was centred on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. The unionists and loyalists (who were predominately Protestants) wanted Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom, whereas the nationalists and republicans (who were predominantly Catholic) wanted a united Ireland. Throughout the three-decade period, over 3,600 people were killed, and tens of thousands more injured. Fay, M, Morrisey, M, Smyth, M, 1999, Northern Ireland’s troubles: the human costs, Pluto Press, Sterling, VA The authors provide a background to the Troubles of Northern Ireland, with their main focus being a detailed analysis of the religious, geographical, age and gender distribution of polit...
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