The Impacts of British Policies and the IRA’s Ideology on the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike

Lu Yan

Abstract


The Northern Ireland question is the key question all over the world. The question is not only close related to the Britain and the Republic of Ireland, but also influences on Europe political and economic situation. Besides it, it is more important for the stability of West Europe. This essay is to list the conflicts between the British government and the Irish Republican Army in 1970s, to analyze the British government policies made to the IRA, to elaborate the IRA’s own ideology, with the view to state their influences on the 1981 Irish hunger strike, and on the develop of the Northern Ireland question.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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