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Unformatted text preview: control, but with a decline in prosperity and a growing desire for a change and establishment of a distinctly Irish society (Moody 228). Both the creations of past cultures and those created in Ireland at the time became important. Artists of Ireland sought to establish an identity for Ireland that was unique but relatable to great ancient cultures. Others sought a politically self-sufficient Ireland, sparking a movement for home rule for Ireland. (Moody 245) After guerilla warfare paved the way for Irish self-governance, Northern Ireland legislated itself a separate country, its current status. Changes were instituted in the newly established Republic of Ireland, favoring the Catholic Church and leftist economic policies such as protectionism for businesses. Ireland has become more secularized and economically open and prosperous following recession depths around the 1980s....
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