Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two-Nation Theory (Ireland)

Northern Ireland consisting of six of the nine counties of Irish Province of Ulster (north Ireland), marked orange.
Global position of North Ireland

Independent Ireland from July 1921

The two Nations theory holds that the Northern Ireland were a distinct Irish nation.
The problems facing Irish revolutionaries revolve to a large extent around the theoritical and practical attitude to the Protestant (orange) section of the working class. The most prominent and distinct of the confusing ideas is the two nations theory. It is gathering some credence among left wingers who have despaired of accomplishing the task of partitioning the north of Ireland from its mainland and wants to remain a part of the United Kingdom.