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The IRA ordering an end to the armed campaign
the troubles”. Rowing unrest in the north – British troops were send to remain order.
The IRa was established (IRA= Irish Republican Army)
a treaty divided Ireland into
- 1. Northern Ireland (Ulster) – remained a part of the UK.
- 2. The Free State (Eire) – Became an independent country.
1845-49: the potato famine (1mill people starved to death. English landowners did nothing to help the peasants).
90% of the land in Ireland was owned by English nobles to whom the Catholics peasants had to pay rent.
- 1770: England first colony was Ireland (Henry VII first king to bring all of Ireland under English control).
penal laws. (Catholics suffered a lot by those laws)
protestant king William of the orange defeated a catholic army.
Protestant settlers established a colony in Ulster.