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It has a long and complex history, but in simple terms, many people in Northern Ireland want to be part of the United Kingdom and many people in Northern Ireland want to be part of a united Ireland. This has led to many problems, from simple disputes right up to terrorism. Things are considerably calmer there now, compared to the height of the troubles in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Q: What is the major problem in Northern Ireland involving the United Kingdom?
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