hsm323week3discussion.docx - The conflicts in Northern...

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The conflicts in Northern Ireland are politically driven. The conflicts are made up of different groups or organizations. The British army, Protestant unionists, Roman Catholic nationalists Royal Ulster Constabulary and Ulster Defence Regiment are the major key players in the conflicts in Northern Ireland. The main conflict is between Protestant unionist and the Roman Catholic nationalists. These two groups are in a fight to have the other join or remain with a certain country. In 1998 the war between these organizations final ended, but not before 3,000 plus lives were lost. During this war there were bombings, fighting in the streets, gun attacks, etc. The Russia and Chechnya conflict are one that dates back decades. The war between these two has been one that was violent. “The destructive level and sustained nature of the conflict in Chechnya make the most protected and violent of all the post-Soviet conflicts” (Hughes, 2001, p. 11). During this conflict Russia used military power in an effort to hinder Chechnya from separating themselves for the country. The use of force

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