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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 12 months ago

Did England make a mistake in invading and colonizing Ulster in 1609 they kind brought the IRA on themselves?

Update:

English caused the pointless Northern Ireland conflict and Brexit backstop mess unintentionally in 1609 James I era.

Update 2:

Not being anti-English but had English not suppressed 1798 rebellion Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would have United as one country as independent Republic free sectarian bigotry unfortunately lunatic and bigoted King George III and his government were very greedy and need Ireland.

Update 3:

Everything wrong in Ireland from 1169-1998 was down English aristocracy government.

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  • 12 months ago
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    Totally. They invaded another country (one of many) and handed people land that was not theirs to give (as rewards for Scottish chiefs who were loyal to England) so why would the native people not fight back?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    Blame the Normans for their wonky land distribution schemes that left second and third sons with nowhere to go but to coopt a neighboring nation. To this day Britain can't build the housing it needs because so much of its land belongs to the same few members of the gentry who do very little with it.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    MISTAKE?

    no - CRIME? yes.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    It wouldn't have been too bad if they treated the Irish with respect. As it is they hated them because they were Catholics and wanted to abolish that religion and also replace any Irish culture with Protestantism. They gave the land to any Protestants who wanted to emigrate from the mainland. The army went around massacring people.

    Even in the 1970s they treated the locals terribly. The army patrols noticed the locals were leaving dogs in the street to bark when they approached so one night they went in and massacred all the pet dogs and left them in piles on the streets. Rounding them up and killing them on the spot. They blamed it on Black Magic Rituals.

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  • joshua
    Lv 5
    12 months ago

    England destabilized Africa and the Middle East through colonialism so in reality all their immigration problem have been brought on themselves....It’s human nature flee instability to go to where it is stable

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    They made many mistakes in Ireland, the worse being not repealing the Corn Laws during the famine

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