edd asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Did Northern Ireland already exist during the Irish civil war or did the civil war create Northern Ireland ?

What I am asking is- was Northern Ireland a separate entity during the Irish civil war or did they participate in it 

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  • larry1
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    No it was just 'Ulster' one of the parts of Ireland (and at the time the best part (land soil lakes etc.). It fought and was fought for as free and independent Ireland too but because the Scotch and English colonists were so settled and thick there and had a majority of the pop. 60%- 40% it had to be given up to England/UK in the peace treaty that freed the other 80% of Ireland. 

    To this day Ireland wants it back and now the Scotch and English there are only 45% of the pop.

    The name 'Northern Ireland' was created by the British in the 1920's to name their last remaining province in Ireland. To the Irish and their supporters who want it back it was and is 'Ulster' a part of Ireland.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I assume you mean the war on the island of Ireland in the early 1920s.

    No, the 'North' did not exist as a separate entity ('Northern Ireland') before that war finished, and it was agreed to split the island of Ireland into two separate parts.  More to the point, the Irish Republic was created at that time, first called 'The Irish Free State', then 'Eire' and now 'The Irish Republic'.

    Previously the whole of the island of Ireland had belonged to the UK. So really that war was between southern Irish rebels and the UK, not just a civil war between Irish people.

    In all the discussion about Irish independence which had gone on for nearly a century previous to 1920, 'the North' had stated very strongly that it wanted to remain within the UK.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Work it out for yourself, it wasn't called a civil war for nothing.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Wikipedia can answer that for you, and quickly too. Go there lazybones. 

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