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Bridge to the 21st Centu14 - precarious. The final accord...

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Bridge to the 21st Century The Clinton and Bush II years President Clinton also became closely engaged with “the troubles” in Northern Ireland.  On one side was the violent Irish Republican Army, supported primarily by those  Catholic Irish who wanted to incorporate these British counties into the Republic of  Ireland. On the other side were Unionists, with equally violent paramilitary forces,  supported by most of the Protestant Scots-Irish population, who wanted to remain in the  United Kingdom. Clinton gave the separatists greater recognition than they ever had obtained in the  United States, but also worked closely with the British governments of John Major and  Tony Blair. The ultimate result, the Good Friday peace accords of 1998, established a  political process but left many details to be worked out. Over the next several years,  peace and order held better in Northern Ireland than in the Middle East, but remained 
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Unformatted text preview: precarious. The final accord continued to elude negotiators. The post-Cold War disintegration of Yugoslavia – a state ethnically and religiously divided among Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Bosnian Muslims, and Albanian Kosovars – also made its way to Washington after European governments failed to impose order. The Bush administration had refused to get involved in the initial violence; the Clinton administration finally did so with great reluctance after being urged to do so by the European allies. In 1995, it negotiated an accord in Dayton, Ohio, to establish a semblance of peace in Bosnia. In 1999, faced with Serbian massacres of Kosovars, it led a three-month NATO bombing campaign against Serbia, which finally forced a settlement....
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This note was uploaded on 12/22/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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