Since 1998, when the "Good Friday Agreement" ended decades of sectarian bloodshed in Northern Ireland, a measure of stability and relative prosperity unknown since the middle of the 20th century has returned to the British-ruled province. While many elements played a role in the accord, the main change was an pledge on the part of the province's rival factions—pro-British "Unionists," a majority of whom are Protestant, and largely Catholic Nationalists, who mostly want to join the Republic of Ireland to the south—to pursue conflicting goals peacefully. Over 3,500 people—about one third of them civilians—died during the three decades of bloodshed.
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