Of course, it wasn't Ireland exactly. It was Ulster, and the Protestants did not want to leave the UK. Ulster has lots of Catholics, too, and they did want to merge with the Republic.Lots of problems require large-scale, involuntary population transfers. It's never pretty.A few days ago, China repeated that the Falklands belong to Argentina. Locals have no say.
Hence the reason they called it "the Troubles." It was complicated, but to everyone's credit, it is much better today than it was in 1972 (fifty years ago!)
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