Well, that was probably why Northern Ireland was retained - Ulster wouldn't have accepted rule from a Dublin-based Republic and would've started a civil war if they'd found themselves in an independent state.(Original post by mark renton)
forgive me for being cynical but is there not a chance that when that happens, an element of the Protestant community could form a seperatist element and we could see the exact same situation we saw with the IRA, but the other way around, for a number of years?
I think that's very optimistic.(Original post by Jim-ie)
Yes there is but we are in an age where that type of behaviour isnt tolerated.
Agreed, but don't underestimate the incendiary qualities of such a dramatic change and loss for the Loyalist community.The reason nationalists kicked up and it all came to a head was because of lack of representation, and discrimination in housing and jobs, being second class citizens, not because of the border so much.
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