norhthen Ireland Catholic and Protestant fears in the 1930s

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By the end of the 1930's the Northern State had existed for almost two decades, as had its Southern counterpart. During this time the two states set themselves up in a way that seemed to justify the fears that both communities, Catholic and Protestant had when the possibility of Home Rule was first talked about in the 1880's. The Northern state was one where the Protestant majority was in power and treated the Catholic minority …

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…the minority instead of the majority." With such statements by senior politicians in the North it can be justifiably said that the fears of the catholic community about the Northern state were true. But with the emergence of an agrarian Church dominated South meant that Protestant fears of living as a minority in a 32 county Ireland meant that they would blatantly discriminate against those they believed would wreck the Northern State to bring this about.