History of Northern Ireland ConflictThe northern Ireland conflict with the people of Britain and the people of the republic of Ireland can be traced back in time to the beginning of the 17th century in Europe. The English were working long and hard to control the people of Ireland during this time and they were successful after much blood was spilled and many rebellions were put down. Much of the land of Ireland during this time was colonized and this is especially true in the northern region of the country. This area was mainly colonized by British and Scottish immigrants and this led to a separation of peoples from the rest of Ireland which was mainly catholic in religion. During the 19th century the economic differences in the north and south of Ireland led to much conflict and eventual separation of the two opposing sides of the country. The north had a standard of living that was very high indeed in comparison to the southern portion of Ireland because of the unequal distribution of resources in the south and also because of the unequal distribution of land. Most of the land in the south was owned by Anglican protestants and this resulted in a much lower standard of living for the majority catholic population leading to much conflict.
The Irish people of Northern Ireland and the Irish of the southern portion were on the verge of political separation by the 20th century and this was in part as a result of differing religions and the fact that the Protestants and Catholics both wanted to control the country. The history of northern Ireland is filled with political meltdowns because of the northern Ireland conflict between these two religions and the rest of the republic of Ireland. The Protestants during this time in Northern Ireland did not want to separate from British rule and the Catholics did resulting in the separation of the two bodies in 1920 by the Government of Ireland Act.