The Troubles: Fight for Irish Independence
Irish Republicans and the Ulster Loyalists
Independence is often a momentous occasion for the people of a nation. But what if a significant minority of people oppose independence? The easiest thing to do in this situation would be to grant autonomy to that area of the country. Take Ireland’s home rule and independence efforts between the 1890s and 1940s (and the history of Northern Ireland), for example. Divided by religion, nationality, and political ideology, the Irish people had to approach independence in a unique and problematic way. Yet following a successful partitioning of the island, there remained many who yearned for a united and fully independent Irish Republic. These tensions would come to a head between the 1960s and 1990s, when the nationalists of both the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland (AKA Ulster) would fight a low-level, largely guerilla war to try and further sort out those differences. Which side will you choose? And how will you help your side of Ireland get what they want before the conflict escalates even further?
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