Monday, February 11, 2019
2001: A Peace Odyssey? :: European Europe History
2001 A Peace Odyssey? insertion When I was in Ireland in 1997, I learned one all important(p) thing within few days Do non ask, blather or enter into discussions about the contentious issues of politics and religion, and so I did not. However, it is impossible to touch Irish ground without also touching the fringes of what is hot referred to as the Irish Question. I noticed armed soldiers guarding the polling place at a by-election in county Armagh, a lorry driver vehemently expressed his freak out at the Irish tricolour and an elderly gentleman passionately told the biography of Ireland. Naturally he focused on the events that have caused Irish nationalists suffer for centuries, e.g. Cromwells conquest of Ireland, King William of Oranges defeat of crowd together II, the confiscation of the land of Catholics and their degradation to tenant farmers. He did not mention the Rebellion in 1641 or the Siege of Derry. To outsiders, the logic of this conflict is difficult to underst and. Although King Williams seizure of the thunder mug was the foundation of democracy and the end to monarchical dominion over the British Isles, the Glorious Revolution is hardly remembered in England. However, Orangemen see the victory over James II as an historic triumph for civil and religious liberty. This is what they celebrate every year in July, and is of course what get rid ofends Catholics. Their perception of the parades is one of Protestants showing off their ultimate defeat of Catholicism. Misunderstandings, lack of communication and refusal to understand the others standpoint face to be the root of the conflict. A wind of change blew over blue Ireland in 1998. An overwhelming majority endorsed The Good Friday concordance leaving try for for the future. But recently the peace process has slowed down. The compromises made in the Agreement were obviously easier to write down than to implement. One side has been accused of not keeping their promises, and the other h as, as a result of this, been reluctant to keep up the process. The former are Sinn Fin and the IRA, the latter are Protestants and unionists. Since the Troubles started in the late 1960s, Protestants have been split regarding the peace process. The majority wants peace. However, there is an super different perception of the price at which it should be bought. In the spare-time activity sections, the differences between and the reasons for the Protestant attitudes to the peace process will be examined.