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What was the basis for the violence in Ireland in the 1900 and?


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June 26, 2017 11:00PM

This is sometimes called "The Troubles". It began in the early 1600's and was based on the disputes between the Church of England (established by Henry VIII) and any other religious group (mostly Catholic). Later the dispute revolved around what was called Home Rule or a movement to unite with Britain Northern Ireland remained a part of the United Kingdom after an Irish Civil War in 1920's.

The whole thing revolved around those called Unionist (making all of Ireland one country) and Separatist.

There are still accounts of deaths as late as 2002,