main difference is identity/allegiance/culture etc/ -- nationalists see themselves as Irish, overwhelmingly catholic, Gaelic in culture and aspiring to a united Ireland. unionists see themselves as british, giving allegiance to the queen, remaining part of the UK etc. also the issue of what areas "belong" to each side is very contentious. as populations change and shift even an area as small as a street can be contested between both sides.
First two are the same. Last two are the same. Republicans/Nationalists said they wont fight unless they're needed. Loyalists/Unionists attack police, Catholics, and each other
Because it was the beginning of the peace between the Republicans/Nationalists and Loyalists/Unionists.
Mainly the Republicans/Nationalists want a united Ireland of the complete 32 counties, controlled in Ireland and full recognition of this. The Loyalists/Unionists want the 6 counties composing Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom controlled by Britain. This isn't by a far stretch much detail but it's the main difference that comes to mind if you were to ask an Irish person. I agree entirely with Brian's answer, above. Also...as a general rule of thumb,99% of Nationalists are of Catholic background, while 99% of Unionists are of Protestant background.(What the technical differences are between these two theologies are, you'll have two ask someone who cares). A further angle on the differences may be argued that the Nationalists are holding an argument based on civil liberty and self determination, while the Unionists are anti Catholic. But you'll never get agreement on this one...far too biased.
The loyalists (unionists) and the Nationalists.
Northern Irish Irish - Nationalists, Republicans British - Unionists
The political divisions between the Nationalist or Republicans and the Unionists or Loyalists.
The main division of conflict is between the Republicans (Nationalists), which are associated with Catholics, and the Loyalists (Unionists), which are associated with Protestants. However in recent years the Loyalists have become less active in conflict and any violence has developed into usually the Republicans targeting the security forces (Police/Army) in Northern Ireland.
Some did not want to share power with nationalists and republicans. However some did, and did join.
That is the correct spelling of the two factions, the Nationalists and Unionists, which comprised the major distinction between sides in the movement for Irish nationalism.
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That is a question that could have a long and detailed answer, relating to Irish history. Putting it briefly, before Irish independence from Britain, the majority of people in what is now known as Northern Ireland did not want to become independent while a significant minority did. Those two positions remain, so you have two sides in Northern Ireland. The unionists and loyalists want to be have a union with Britain and the nationalists and republicans want a totally united Ireland. The unionists and loyalists still form the majority of people in Northern Ireland.
The nationalists are still a minority compared to the unionists.
Nationalists, Unionists and the British Government.
Unionists wanted Northern Ireland to remain as a part of the United Kingdom, and generally saw themselves as British, while nationalists wished for it to be politically reunited with the rest of Ireland, independent of British rule, and generally saw themselves as Irish.
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The Irish flag is green, white and orange. Green is associated with the nationalist or republican tradition. Orange is associated the unionist or loyalist tradition. There has been much animosity and war between the republicans who believe in a united Ireland and the unionists who believe in the British crown. The white resembles peace. The flag is supposed to be used as a message of peace between the Nationalists and Unionists.
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That could be quite a indepth question to answer, but in the most simple terms, nationalists want to be ruled by Ireland and unionists by Britain.
The wars in Ireland were never between the North and the South. They were between Catholic nationalists and Protestant unionists.
Results of the 1866 Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives:Alabamahad 6 vacant seatsno changeArkansashad 3 vacant seatsno changeCaliforniahad 3 Republicanslost 2 Republicansgained 2 Democratsnew totals: 2 Democrats & 1 RepublicanConnecticuthad 4 Republicanslost 4 Republicansgained 3 Democrats & 1 Republicannet loss: 3 Republicansnet gain: 3 Democratsnew totals: 3 Democrats & 1 RepublicanDelawarehad 1 Democratno changeFloridahad 1 vacant seatno changeGeorgiahad 7 vacant seatsno changeIllinoishad 11 Republicans & 3 Democratslost 3 Republicans & 1 Democratgained 3 Republicans & 1 Democratno net changeIndianahad 9 Republicans & 2 Democratslost 5 Republicansgained 4 Republicans & 1 Democratnet loss: 1 Republicannet gain: 1 Democratnew totals: 8 Republicans & 3 DemocratsIowahad 6 Republicanslost 2 Republicansgained 2 Republicansno net changeKansashad 1 Republicanno changeKentuckyhad 4 Democrats, 2 Unconditional Unionists & 3 vacant seatslost 3 Democrats & 2 Unconditional Unionistsgained 6 Democratsnet loss: 2 Unconditional Unionistsnet gain: 3 Democratsnew totals: 7 Democrats & 2 vacant seatsLouisianahad 5 vacant seatsno changeMainehad 5 Republicanslost 1 Republicangained 1 Republicanno net changeMarylandhad 3 Unconditional Unionists & 2 Democratslost 3 Unconditional Unionists & 1 Democratgained 2 Democrats, 1 Conservative & 1 Republicannet loss: 3 Unconditional Unionistsnet gain: 1 Democrat, 1 Conservative & 1 Republicannew totals: 3 Democrats, 1 Conservative & 1 RepublicanMassachusettshad 10 Republicanslost 2 Republicansgained 2 Republicansno net changeMichiganhad 6 Republicanslost 1 Republicangained 1 Republicanno net changeMinnesotahad 2 Republicansno changeMississippihad 5 vacant seatsno changeMissourihad 7 Republicans, 1 Independent Republican & 1 Democratlost 2 Republicans, 1 Independent Republican & 1 Democratgained 3 Republicans & 1 Democratnet loss: 1 Independent Republicannet gain: 1 Republicannew totals: 8 Republicans & 1 DemocratNebraskawas not a stategained 1 RepublicanNevadahad 1 Republicanno changeNew Hampshirehad 3 Republicanslost 3 Republicansgained 3 Republicansno net changeNew Jerseyhad 3 Democrats & 2 Republicanslost 2 Democrats & 2 Republicansgained 3 Republicans & 1 Democratnet loss: 1 Democratnet gain: 1 Republicannew totals: 3 Republicans & 2 DemocratsNew Yorkhad 19 Republicans, 10 Democrats & 2 vacant seatslost 10 Republicans & 7 Democratsgained 9 Republicans, 7 Democrats, 1 Conservative Republican & 1 Independent Republicannet loss: 1 Republicannet gain: 1 Conservative Republican & 1 Independent Republicannew totals: 18 Republicans, 10 Democrats, 1 Conservative Republican, 1 Independent Republican & 1 vacant seatNorth Carolinahad 7 vacant seatsno changeOhiohad 17 Republicans & 2 Democratslost 3 Republicans & 2 Democratsgained 3 Democrats & 2 Republicansnet loss: 1 Republicannet gain: 1 Democratnew totals: 16 Republicans & 3 DemocratsOregonhad 1 Republicanlost 1 Republicangained 1 Republicanno net changePennsylvaniahad 16 Republicans & 8 Democratslost 4 Democrats & 3 Republicansgained 5 Republicans & 2 Democratsnet loss: 2 Democratsnet gain: 2 Republicansnew totals: 18 Republicans & 6 DemocratsRhode Islandhad 2 Republicansno changeSouth Carolinahad 4 vacant seatsno changeTennesseehad 4 Unionists & 4 Unconditional Unionistslost 4 Unionists & 4 Unconditional Unionistsgained 8 RepublicansTexashad 4 vacant seatsno changeVirginiahad 8 vacant seatsno changeWest Virginiahad 3 Unconditional Unionistslost 3 Unconditional Unionistsgained 3 RepublicansWisconsinhad 5 Republicans & 1 Democratlost 2 Republicansgained 2 Republicansno net changeTOTALShad 130 Republicans, 37 Democrats, 12 Unconditional Unionists, 4 Unionists, 1 Independent Republican & 55 vacant seatslost 46 Republicans, 21 Democrats, 12 Unconditional Unionists, 4 Unionists & 1 Independent Republicangained 55 Republicans, 29 Democrats, 1 Conservative, 1 Conservative Republican & 1 Independent Republicannet loss: 12 Unconditional Unionists & 4 Unionistsnet gain: 9 Republicans, 8 Democrats, 1 Conservative & 1 Conservative Republicannew totals: 139 Republicans, 45 Democrats, 1 Independent Republican, 1 Conservative, 1 Conservative Republican & 53 vacant seats
Loyalists, and also unionists, refers to people in Northern Ireland that want Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom. They are "loyal" to the queen and want to remain in the "union". Loyalists are generally more associated with the more radical groups that have been involved in terrorism to further their cause.
Green represents the Nationalists and Catholics, Orange represents the Unionists and Protestants and White represents the hope for peace between the two groups
The green represents the nationalists of Ireland The orange(gold) represents the unionists of Ireland who want to be in the UK The white signifies peace between the sides
the two communities in Northern Ireland use different emblems, but they have one in common, a blood red right hand. Unionists usually use it inside a star with a crown on top, Nationalists use it far less and always use it on its own. Nationalists are more likely to use the shamrock and the Irish flag Unionists use many symbols, but always with a crown, and the UK or Scottish flags