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Northern Ireland Conflict Will there ever be peace The conflict in Northern Ireland also known as The Troubles has been in the news for many years The origin of the conflict dates as far back as the 10th century There have been many periods of war and peace in Northern Ireland But to under stand the conflict you must know what the opposing sides are and what they stand for Unionists Unionists are the successors of those who opposed Home Rule in the nineteenth century and eventually settled for the state of Northern Ireland The main unionist parties are the Ulster Unionist Party OUP which formed all governments from 1921 to 1972 and the more recently established Democratic Unionist Party DUP which is more populist more anti-nationalist but less popular in electoral support Both are opposed to the involvement of the Irish Republic in Northern Ireland and are unwilling to share executive power with non-Unionist parties They also share a suspicion of Britains commitment to the union The DUP holds all these positions more extremely than the UUP and also is more preoccupied with the power of the Catholic church Nationalists The basic intent of nationalists is the aspiration to unify the island of Ireland The main constitutional party is the Social Democratic and Labor Party SDLP which contests the nationalist vote with Sinn Fin generally accepted to be the political arm of the IRA The SDLP campaigns for internal reforms and has accepted that unity must await the support of the majority in Northern Ireland Sinn Fin argues that force is necessary to remove the British presence Sinn Fin has refused to condemn the IRA and has not been included in any official political talks The Paramilitary Organizations The republican paramilitary organizations of which the IRA is by far the most important believe that only force will remove the British from Ireland Initially they saw themselves as
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