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I'm gonna guess the Depression of the 1930's, WWII and the aftermath that lasted well into the 1950's. From there, actual growth in Wester Europe and the US probably kept folks decently employed. The social and economic turmoil of the late 1960's and early 1970's was a common theme across western society.


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If we are talking about the 1800's then you will find a lot of Irish Protestants were in favour of Home Rule, with the Home Rule League being led by Isaac Butt in the 1860's. Many Protestants were against the Act of Union which had abolished the Irish parliament and essentially meant more taxes going back to Britain. The successor to the Home Rule League, ...


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It should be mentioned that the IRA did have campaigns in both the 1940's and 1950's but were heavily repressed by the governments in the North and South.



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