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State of the Union$
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Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258208

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199258201.001.0001

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Ulster Unionism since 1921

Ulster Unionism since 1921

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(p.135) 6 Ulster Unionism since 1921
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State of the Union
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Iain Mclean

Alistair McMillan (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199258201.003.0006

This chapter examines the evolution of unionism in Northern Ireland since it unexpectedly and paradoxically found itself under Home Rule, which its leading politicians had raised a private army to prevent. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK in which primordial Unionism, that is, the belief that the Union is good in and for itself, survives. But even so, primordialism runs in different streams — military, religious, intellectual — whose waters scarcely mix.

Keywords:   Northern Ireland, Ulster Unionism, primordial Unionism, instrumental Unionism, Ulster-Scots, Irish Boundary Commission, treaty ports, troubles, Good Friday Agreement

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