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Conflict in Northern Ireland by Mind Map: Conflict in Northern Ireland
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Conflict in Northern Ireland

Causes of Conflict

1. Divided loyalties

Catholics, pro-Irish, wants to be reunited with Ireland (√Čire)

Protestants, pro-British, wants to remain in the United Kingdom (UK)

2. Unequal allocation of housing

Catholics had to wait a longer time to get a house, low standard of living, crammed houses

3. Unequal employment opportunities

Catholics were discriminated against in the job market, difficult for them to find employment

4. Lack of voting rights

before 1969, Catholics were not given the same voting rights as the protestants, upset, felt that they were second-class citizens

5. Lack of opportunities for social interaction

in the way they, live, work, play

vicious cycle

Impact of Conflict

1. Social segregation

in the way they, live, work, play

2. Declining economy

constant conflict keeps foreign investors away

3. Political reform

government has undertaken major steps to reach peace between the Protestant and Catholic communities since the 1960s