Why was Ireland partitioned into two countries?

rituparnahoymoy

Senior Member
Assamese -India
Why was Ireland partitioned into two countries?
or
Why was Ireland divided into two countries?

When I am talking about countries, should I use partition or division?
 
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It's not that "divided" is wrong. It isn't, and you will also see people referring to Ireland having been divided in 1921. It's that the verb "partition" is more specific to this situation. As a matter of style, one should generally prefer a specific verb to a general one when there is this sort of choice.
     
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