The Troubles - Coggle Diagram
Paramilitaries and Political Parties
INLA/Irish National Liberation Army
Seeked to remove Northern Ireland form the UK, and a United Ireland which would be a Socialist Republic
High profile attacks
Droppin Well Bombing
1994 Shankill Road Killing
Assasinations of Aiery Neave (1979) and Billy Wright (1997)
Republican Socialist paramilitary group formed 10 December 1974
IRA/Irish Republican Army
There was a split in the IRA in 1970
The official/original was full of marxist jeremy corbyn loving commies who want to nationalise sainsburys and focused more on defensive operations of Catholic areas.
The provisional IRA, which was more traditional and focused on terrorist operations, became the more dominant branch after 1972. Anyone referring to the IRA after 1972 most likely were refencering this branch.
UVF/Ulster Volunteer force
Ulster loyalist paramilitary force founded in 1965, and emerging 1966
British Unionism, Ulster Loyalism, Protestant Extremism
The UVF were responsible for the most killings of any Loyalist organisation, with the UVF and RHC (a closely affiliated group being responsible for at least 485 killings during the Troubles. Of the killings: 414 (85%) were civilians (11 Civilian Political Activists), 21 (4%) were members/former members of Republican Paramilitary groups, 44 (9%) were members/former members of Loyalist paramilitary groups, and 6 (1%) were British security forces.
UDA /Ulster Defence Association.
Formed in 1971 with the aim of defending protestant areas.however it began to engage in bombing campaign soon after it was formed.
UUP (Ulster unionist party)
The only major Unionist party until the Troubles and governed Northern Ireland from 1921 to 1972.
DUP(Democratic Unionist Party)
Formed in 1971 by the reverend Ian Paisley and other Unionists disillusioned with the UUP Moderates.Ian Paisley remained its leader until 2008.
Social democratic labour party
Formed by Nationalists such as John Hume in 1970 to advocate for Catholic Civil rights and a United Ireland while rejecting violent methods.
A republican party that dates back to 1905 however in 1970 it split.
THe new sinn fein party support the provisional IRA and was excluded from negotiations
Formed in 1970 to be a Moderate Unionist party and aimed to attract votes from both Catholic and Protestants (non-sectarian), but over time became neutral in its views about the future of Northern Ireland.