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Political Background

From 1800 to 1921, the whole of Ireland was a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. However, a Catholic independence movement had demanded for decades that the union between Britain and Ireland be dissolved. The movement was opposed mostly in the northeast, where a large Protestant community was determined to maintain its political ties with Britain.

In 1920, the British Parliament passed an act that divided Ireland into Northern Ireland, consisting of six counties, and Southern Ireland, consisting of 26 counties. Both were to maintain separate parliaments that would remain under the supremacy of the British. This political arrangement proved unworkable, and in 1921, the South was granted home rule by Britain. It became known as the Irish Free State and held dominion status in the British Commonwealth. The North, with a Protestant majority, maintained its traditional ties to Britain. In 1937, the Irish Free...

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