(the) Ulster Defence Association

(the) Ulster Defence Association
an illegal ↑Protestant military group in ↑Ulster (= Northern Ireland). The group wants Ulster to remain a part of the ↑United Kingdom, and uses violence to oppose the ↑IRA. It was formed as a legal political organization in 1971, but was made illegal in 1992 after committing acts of violence against ↑Roman Catholics. Other similar groups include the ↑Ulster Freedom Fighters and the ↑Ulster Volunteer Force.

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