• Level: GCSE
  • Subject: History
  • Word count: 1451

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Why were British troops sent into Northern Ireland in 1969? Throughout the history of Ireland there has always been conflict between two communities neither of which accepted each others rules. The Catholics were unwilling to accept English-Protestant rule which they saw as foreign domination and England unwilling to surrender control. The nation was now split between two passionate and religious groups resulting in violence and therefore the deployment of British troops. These two groups of people had conflict between them for many hundreds of years of which the deeper roots of this conflict lay in the 17th century. It was here where the British decided to plant Protestants in Ulster, the aim of this was to sweep away the existing occupiers and replace them with settlers from England and Scotland, but it soon proved to be impossible to displace the natives altogether or attract sufficient immigrants. But it was here where two separate…

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