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Western Europe - Chapter 10 - Republic of Ireland
|What is the official name of Ireland?
|Republic of Ireland
|What bodies of water surrounds Ireland?
|Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea
|What is the nickname for the Republic of Ireland?
|Why does the Republic of Ireland have a nickname?
|It is covered with lush green meadows and lots of trees
|What do you call the wet ground with decayign plants in Ireland?
|What do the people of Ireland do with Peat?
|They dry it and use it for fuel.
|What do you call the low swampy lands were you can find peat?
|Why is Ireland warm and green all year round?
|It is so close to the sea. The warm moist winds blow over the North Atlantic Current. There is also frequent rain and mist.
|What was the main crop of Ireland in the 1800's?
|What happened to the Potatoes that they farmed in Ireland?
|Irish Potato Famine
|What cause the Irish Potato Famine?
|Too much rain caused disease to spread among the plants. The potatoes rotted in the fields.
|What happened to the people of Ireland from the Irish Potato Famine?
|Millions died because of starvation and millions moved to other countries.
|What contributes more to Ireland's economy than farming?
|Manufacturing. Foreign countries came to set up operations there.
|Ireland joined what organization to help market its products more widely?
|A big part of the Irish industry is in what area?
|What are the official languages of the Irish?
|English and Irish Gaelic
|Most Irish people trace their ancestry to what people?
|Celts. They settled Ireland around 500 BC.
|Ireland's history is marked with what?
|From 1100-1900 who governed Ireland?
|What religion was Ireland when they demanded Independence from Britian?
|The British government encouraged people with what religion to move to Ireland?
|When did the southern part of Ireland win their independence?
|Southern Ireland is now known as what in 1949?
|Republic of Ireland
|The Catholics of Northern Ireland wanted to be a part of the Republic of Ireland, so violence was present in Ireland throughout what decades.
|1960's to 1990's.
|How many people dies in the Northern Ireland Conflicts?
|In 1998, the Northern Ireland conflicts were settled. Northern Ireland would be governed by what?
|Who makes up the Assembly of Northern Ireland?
|Protestants and Catholics
|What percent of the Irish live in the cities and towns?
|What is the largest city and capital of Ireland?
|Life in Ireland centers around what organization?
|What is one long-held tradition in Ireland?
|Irish Step Dancing
|More than 90% of the people in Ireland practice which religion?
|The people of Ireland are fascinated with what sport?