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Good news in history: Queen Elizabeth II in Northern Ireland

For most of us, the bloody history of Northern Ireland is now a fading memory.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II made a symbolic visit to Northern Ireland 21 years ago today, celebrating the peace that had been created one year earlier by a ceasefire between the IRA and Loyalists. Two years later, the Good Friday peace agreement would end decades of bloodshed.

Here is a lesson in dealing with conflict for today’s leaders:

1995: Queen goes to Northern Ireland

An imperfect peace, but peace none-the-less

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