In 1961 the Protestants controlled most governmental positions and dominated all important positions. Only 14 employees of the police also called RUC were catholic, which lead to mistrust and ethnic discrimination by the RUC forces since most of the RUC officers where protestant. Because of various historic events throughout the years the tension between those two groups was high
The significance of the Gunpowder plot 1605 Quantity • For English Catholics the plot was disaster. Although only a few Catholics were involved all Catholics were tarred with the same accusation of plotting against the King. When Parliament met in January 1606, laws against Catholics were introduced. • Legal discrimination against Catholics was introduced. Catholics were not allowed to vote or sit in Parliament until 1829.
Every country in Europe was mainly catholic, but in the 1560’s, half of the countries were either mainly protestant or mixed catholic and protestant(doc 5) which was a rapid change. Maps were another example of a rapid change. Nearly 500 years ago(doc 7) people did not have the correct technology to find out how the earth is really shaped. Though there were really erroneous maps, the printing press gave people copies of the current and up to date maps and through the years of measuring, observing, and calculating the land’s proportions, maps have become a little more accurate with each year. Thanks to the printing press, many could receive a map of their own and could contribute to the map evolution.
What was the main cause of the civil war? The civil war started in 22nd August 1642 when Charles finally snapped. Many MPs thought that Parliament had gone too far: Charles did too. In this essay you will see why in four sections; Money, Religion, Power and the Triggers. Charles got off to a bad start.
Rivalry between Catholics and Protestants was tradition in Ulster so the unionists were set in their ways! Few on both sides respected or agreed ewith eachother’s point of view. The protestants political power became threatened and was reduced after the Secret Ballot Act of 1872 and the 1884 Reform act – they were in the majority in the UK yet if Home Rule came into play, they would be in the minority in Ireland. From 1885 to 1886, hr gradually became a greater possibility – this agitated Unionist and Protestants! The Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union was set up in 1885 – to help to fight home rule.
Whether it was in these countries or China, France, Argentina, or Germany, people stood up for their rights and were brutally put down by authoritative figures. The events that took place in Ireland in 1968 escalated much more then elsewhere around the world due to the over six hundred years of violence between Catholics and Protestants. Ireland’s long history of violence prevented the ideas of international influences such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi from gaining traction as legitimate ideologies amongst the Irish people. After more than six hundred years of oppression by the British and the Protestant Lords of England who forced them off of their land and treated
The Rwanda genocide that occurred in 1994 occurred because of several reasons. Firstly, the old hatred that spawned because of the oppression the Hutus felt under the Tutsi in the past encouraged the genocide. At the time, the Hutus had just overthrown the Tutsi monarchy, forming a republic and forcing Tutsi out to Uganda. The Tutsi were persecuted, especially those who held power as a result of this old hatred. This social condition, where the Hutus had power over the Tutsis they hated, was one of the main causes of the genocide.
John Redmond, leader of the HR party had been the one to urge the Irish to support the War effort, claiming that it would ensure Home Rule for Ireland and had assured them that the war would be “over by christmas” but four years after this guarantee the war was still not over and Home Rule was but a distant memory. Many people lost trust in Redmond and his party, following the deaths of thousands of Irish men, especially at Gallipoli and in France. After the Easter Rising of 1916, Redmond was clearly out of touch with the feelings of the ordinary people. He condemned the Rising in the House of Commons, saying that it was an embarrassment and that “thousands of Irish soldiers serving in the war have been insulted.” This speech outraged the Irish people. Another cause of Redmond’s unpopularity was his acceptance of the idea of a partitioned Ireland.
However, fundamental changes in attitudes of female roles ‘transformed circumstances’, and produced a more positive attitude towards education. Females began to markedly improve standards and by the mid 1990’s girls had caught up and over-taken boys in most subject areas. The contemporary issue now investigated is the concept of boys under-achieving. When Labour came to power in 1997, members of Parliament marked the gender gap as one of the biggest issues facing schools. The Labour Party Manifesto declared they would make education their number one priority.
Although the Civil Rights Movement flourished between 1967 and 1969, increasing violence after 1969 led many to believe that it had failed. What however were the main factors that explain the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland and was it successful? One important reason that explains the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement was the practise of Gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is a term coined that explains the drawing of electoral boundaries in Northern