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northern ireland conflict

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Northern Ireland Conflict Destiny Vazquez
12/9/12
period 5 It started in the 17th century when England successfully obtained Northern Ireland after a series of rebellions on the land. During the 20th century there began to be poitical seperation in Northern Ireland from the rest of Ireland because most Irish Catholics desired full independence from British rule, but Irish Protestants were afraid of living in a country ruled by a Catholic majority. This dispute lead to sporatic violence along Europe. There were riots, battles, and death that came with this conflict, but there seemed to be no other way to get eachother's opinions across without violence and hate at that time. The main sides of the conflict are Irish Catholic and Irish Protestant. This conflict has been breaking apart Northern Ireland from the rest of Ireland and even broke apart the people of Northern Ireland. Our organization, Ireland Resolutions Organization
helps voice the opinion of our people who want the best for their country. What's the issue? The Conflicting Sides Northern Ireland The Protestant Unionist Community in Northern Ireland wants to remain apart of the United Kingdom, while the Catholic Nationalist Community of Northern Ireland want to be apart of the Republic of Ireland. This conflict arose in the 17th century after England successfully obtained Northern Ireland after a series of rebellions to claim the land, but not everyone was satisfied with the matter. History Timeline Good Friday Agreement Peace Inititatives Famous Leaders Current Status Ireland Resolutions Organization Cute Kitty :3 Slogan Peace by Piece Today, Northern Ireland has a situation where the overwhelming majority of the population support political parties which have made the peace process succeed and who are passionate for this work to continue. This is a very clear statement that people want to move forward peacefully to bring about the ongoing transformation of one of the most successful peace processes in the world today. Gerry Adams- President of Sinn Fein and leader throughout the peace process
Tony Blair- British Prime Minister 1997-2007 who helped negotiate the talks that lead to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998
John Hume- Founding member of the SDLP and key architect of the Good Friday Agreement
George Mitchell- Former US democrat senator who was Bill Clinton's special envoy for Northern Ireland and who was creditied with playing a key role in bringing about the Good Friday Agreement
Martin Maguinness- Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly and MP & MLA( Mid- Ulster) for Sinn Fein. Member of the IRA during the Troubles( no longer a member) and leading negotiator of the Good Friday Agreement. Eventually, both sides of the conflict realized that violence wasn't the answer, so the British and Irish governments tried to get political and paramilitary sides to the conference table. Finallly, talks ended in a historic agreement signed on Good Friday in 1998 The main parts of the agreement are
the future of Ireland should be determined by the people
all political groups must share power in Northern Ireland
the creation of a Northern Ireland Assembly with law-making powers
Brtian and the Republic of Ireland agree to a council that discuss the problems in Northern Ireland
all prisoners are to be released
all weapons of paramilitary groups must be given up within 2 years
the Republic of Ireland will not seek reunification with Northern Ireland
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