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What is a Protestant's point of view on the troubles in Northern Ireland and why did it start?

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Most Protestants want to remain WITH Britain and not become part of a united Ireland. Irish nationalists want to unite the country - hence the troubles. The division of Ireland into the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic republic and the north, which remained part of the renamed the 'United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland', dates from 1921. In that year Ireland was divided, following a vicious civil war. The most recent 'troubles' have been ongoing since 1969 (with breaks). Joncey

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