The Northern Ireland Conflict

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Ireland has been involved in a bitter conflict since about 1916. This conflict is mostly based on religious division and discrimination. This harsh feud eventually led to the division of Ireland. The country split into Ireland (the six Ulster counties and mostly catholic) and Northern Ireland (mostly Protestant). To this day there is still a clear division and there still are innocent deaths. Although they are still feuding, the two countries are trying to mend their differences.

Ireland broke up in 1916 and ever since then they have been engaged in a bitter battle within the two nations. The two nations should try and get together and mend the broken seams. But, however, in some ways you can understand why the two nations would not want to be together. Maybe one day the two will come to terms and forget about their differences and help make the nation a safer place for the current generation, and the generations to come.

The two nation's religious groups have both made terrorist attempts to show which religion is the most powerful of the two. These attempts have led to innocent deaths by the same terrorist styles that we see in the Middle East that is highly covered by the media. These terrorists have not helped the progress in helping unite the two countries. They have led to some of the most prolific and notable deadly days of the conflict. One of the most famous of these events is called "Bloody Sunday". This day occurred in January of 1972; on this day, 14 unarmed men and boys were shot dead and 13 others were wounded. Throughout 14 years, there have been a total of 564 known deaths due to the conflict.

Although there have been terrorist groups that have tried to prove who is...