Great Britain's multiple invasions
In 1541, Henry VIII was King of Ireland
Cromwell was an invader and wanted to exclude the catholicism in Ireland. For him, "catholicism is more than a religion, it is a political power."
He took the land from the Catholics to give it to the Protestants
History and Religion
Failed potato crops
The blight is responsible for that
Famine occurred in 1846 - 1848
The Irish were obliged to export their potatoes to the UK
The Irish emigrated to the US
Change and Learn
Difficult relationships with UK
The Act of Union in 1800 failed
The Act of 1920 succeeded
Partition of Ireland with Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland in 1922. The southern part became independent and the Northern Ireland remained in the UK.
In 1695 the Irish language was forbidden
Today both the Irish and the English languages are official in Ireland.