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Ulsterization involved the replacement of British Army personnel by locally recruited police and military in security operations in Northern Ireland. The use of locals in security seemed to answer claims that the British occupation was colonial in nature. The number of Royal Ulster Constabulary personnel doubled between 1969 and 1972.


  • John McGarry and Brendan O‚ÄôLeary. 2004. The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 204-205.
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