A Consistent Existence
(The Irish troubles)
The Troubles they were called, were a serious of violent uprisings that took place over a period of three decades, too bring up an independent state of Northern Ireland. The cause of the unrest in Northern Ireland can be backtracked to the social and public discrimination that took place between the Protestant and Catholic communities. The dislike differences of the Protestant and Catholics isn’t strictly out of differences of religious practices and ideology but out of different views in social behavior and government. Communities are predominately Protestant or Catholic. Interactions between different Communities are not viewed as a cultural norm. Catholics are ethnically from the descendants of the Gaelic people, which are native to Ireland. The Protestant are originally Scottish by nature. The root of the problem between them can date back in Anglo Norman settlement, when Protestant settlers formed political rule that solely relayed on British goods and trading even through at the time Ireland was under British rule. The native Catholics didn’t agree with the business with Britain and thought it showed weakness of the native Gaelic people.
Northern Ireland has a population of 1.5 million; the Northern Ireland Census of 1991 states that around 600,000 are Catholic and 788,000 are Protestant and 174,000 did not state. In Northern Ireland Catholic populate about forty per cent of the population, while in the rest of Ireland’s five million people they make up less than twenty percent. This shows the separation that has taken place in the country for some time. Do to the great majority in the two territories; Protestants saw the Catholic population in Northern Ireland as a destroying force to their way of life. In 1919 all of Ireland declared independence from Great Britain and it would lead to a two year stop of the separation between the Protestants and the Catholic populations; for...