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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 10, 2012, 06:10 PM

15. Okay, but the bribery of the Scottish politicians

and the stories of William Wallace, etc., tell me that, overall, the Scots weren't exactly happy with the unification.

I wonder if the "highlanders, lowlanders" thing is in any way like the "Plantation of Ulster" in Irish history.

After the War of Independence, the Brits held onto the the north, and said that NI wanted to remain with the UK, but England

gerrymandered the traditional Irish province of Ulster to ensure that it would have a protestant majority, largely descended from those

"plantation" folk, who would agree to the union.

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